To decrease the death toll from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), it is important for the public to understand what SCA is, what the symptoms and warning signs are, and how to respond and prevent SCA from occurring. HRS has a variety of materials to assist you in educating your patients and increase public knowledge about SCA. Materials are available for download or for purchase for distribution to patients.
Learn more about the Heart Rhythm Society’s updated iPad tool, used by healthcare professionals (HCP) to educate and inform patients about specific heart arrhythmias and possible medical options to treat the disease and improve quality of life.
To see our new patient educational information sheets, and learn how to order customizable sheets with your logo and contact information, check out our new patient education resource.
HRS has offered free on-demand educational web presentations on various topics related to SCA. Watch one or all for updates on the latest advances in SCA treatment and management.
Should all Heart Failure Patients with LVEF 30-35% Undergo Primary Prevention ICD Implantation?
Przemyslaw P. Mitkowski, MD, PhD
Thirty Years of Progress: A Historical Perspective
Frank I. Marcus, MD
How to Reduce Inappropriate Therapy
Claudio Schuger, MD, FHRS
The ICD Lead: Transvenous or Subcutaneous
Marti Burke, DO
Genotype-Based Therapy: Are We Getting There?
Ilan Goldenberg, MD
Modulation of the Autonomic Nervous System
Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FHRS
SCD Primary Prevention Protocols
The Sudden Cardiac Death Primary Prevention Protocols algorithm is a comprehensive response tool that is designed to increase accurate diagnosis and survival of individuals at risk of SCA.
SCA Clinician Resources (1 piece per unit)
SCA Patient Resources (25 per unit)
A number of organizations are involved in Sudden Cardiac Arrest awareness, education, and support. Note that this list is intended to serve as a convenience — inclusion of a link does not imply the Heart Rhythm Society' endorsement of either the linked website, the organization operating such website, or any products or services of that organization.