Connected by hearts. Linking young SCA survivors & youth living with a heart condition.

Connected by Hearts is a community that provides education, support, and networking to young sudden cardiac arrest survivors and those living with a heart condition. We all took our own path to get here but we can continue the journey Connected by Hearts.

Connect on Discord

  • Share your story
  • Ask questions
  • Chat and connect with people who can understand your situation
  • See updates about medical and legal advances related to SCA

A free voice, video, and text chat app that’s used to talk and hang out with special interest communities.

Why Connect?

 

We all come to Connected by Hearts from different places. Many of us have experienced a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), while others were diagnosed with heart issues prior to having an event. Some of us still don’t have a specific diagnosis. Several of us are living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker.

Because of your condition you might have had to make lifestyle changes that have impacted your school experience, team activity or relationships. Maybe you’re sad, mad or scared about what happens next. Whatever our story, we all share some commonalities. Our lives can be challenging but we know we can gather strength and compassion from each other.

We welcome you to connect with this community through Discord, whether it’s your story, or it’s your friend or sibling who has been affected, feel free to ask questions and reach out to us. We will provide answers to the best of our ability, with the opportunity to connect with people who can understand your personal situation.

News

  • Shock as top ranked NJ athlete collapses during game
  • Proposed bill ‘Damar’s Law’ would require AEDs at all school sporting events in Pennsylvania
  • Preventing sudden cardiac conditions: Corewell Health to screen 20,000th student-athlete
  • An AED saved Damar Hamlin’s life, but is your child’s school ready?
  • Avive Solutions Receives FDA Approval of Handheld Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with Unique Capabilities
  • Virginia bill requiring AEDs in all public schools moves forward
  • 7th grader awake after suffering 2 cardiac arrests, medically-induced coma
  • ‘We’re not going to lose him’: Coach saves 17-year-old Akron baseball player’s life
  • Teen who collapsed during basketball game expected to make full recovery
  • Teen who collapsed during basketball game expected to make full recovery

5 Saves & Advances
in Prevention

BASED ON NEWS STORIES THIS YEAR,
AND ONLY A FRACTION OF ACTUAL EVENTS

Learn More About Your Heart Condition

To better understand terms related to your condition, you can check out our Glossary.

Get Involved

Join us on Discord and learn more about how to spread the word about SCA prevention.