July 25, 2007 - The Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Coalition announced the launch of a new website, www.stopcardiacarrest.org, designed to emphasize the Coalition’s efforts to stop cardiac arrest by providing information about the prevalence of SCA, possible risk factors, as well as provides tools and resources for how to learn even more, all demonstrating the need for greater research, awareness and access to treatment.
“With this new website, we will be able to educate both the American public and the decision-makers in Washington on the urgency of addressing sudden cardiac arrest,” said Charlie Jones, vice president of Communications for the Heart Rhythm Society, and co-chair of the SCA Coalition.
The website contains features that are geared toward mobilizing the national public and decision-makers. Some key features include: an interactive state-by-state map of annual deaths from SCA; fast facts about this leading killer; results of a national public survey regarding Americans’ support for increased resources to fight SCA; tools for decision-makers and the media; personal stories from survivors; and advocacy links for the public to become involved.
SCA intends for the site to become a centralized resource where bills and related materials will be posted, and where white papers can be accessed. “From illustrating the broad and deadly impact of SCA with an interactive map of the U.S., to telling the personal stories of those who’ve been directly affected by SCA, this website will be a key tool in demonstrating that it is time to focus the government’s attention and significant resources on a killer that claims more than 250,000 lives each year,” added Jones.
For more information: www.stopcardiacarrest.org