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.


  • ‘I’m so lucky’ | Moline mom credits high school nurse for helping save her son’s life after sudden cardiac arrest
  • Eufaula teachers, staffers honored for life-saving response to student’s cardiac emergency
  • Pennsylvania State Senator introduces bills addressing sudden cardiac arrest in schools
  • Girl, 11-year-old from Catlettsburg, performs CPR, saves grandmother’s life
  • 17-year-old cheerleader goes into cardiac arrest during warm-up at Raleigh high school
  • Ohio teen suffers cardiac event during track practice, in critical condition at UC
  • Wayne PAL Donates AEDs for Public Fields in Wayne
  • Arrowhead High ‘heroes’ saved student, Hartland fire officials say
  • Rocky River High basketball player collapses during game, CMS says
  • 11-year-old soccer player on the road to full recovery after surviving cardiac arrest while training

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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.