The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network™ is an online community for sudden cardiac arrest survivors, families affected by SCA, public safety and healthcare professionals, lay rescuers and other advocates. It provides an opportunity for community members to find others with similar experiences and interests, provide mutual support, post blogs and forum comments, and work in collaboration toward common goals. Members can create profile pages, search for their peers, and can “friend” one another.

Who Can Join

Anyone with an interest in saving lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest, including patients and families, public safety and healthcare professionals, and other advocates may join the SCA Network.

How to Join

  1. Register here. If you registered previously, login here. (Tips: To safeguard your privacy, do not use your e-mail address as your user name. Do not use your first and last name as your user name, unless you are comfortable with this being public.)
  2. Complete your account registration.
  3. Complete your member profile, including your bio, photo, location and interests. You may choose to have your responses public, hidden or private.

How to Use the Network

Once you have registered and completed your profile, you can post blogs and forum comments that will be linked to your profile page. You can also search for other members by member type, user name, by state or by country. In addition, you can search for members with an interest in a particular medical condition leading to SCA, by specific treatment options, or by advocacy interests.

Why wait? Discover your friends and colleagues and start the dialogue today.

Questions, comments or suggestions? Contact info [at]

Welcome Message

Walter Watts, Community Ambassador
Walter Watts, Community Ambassador

Hello! My name is Walter Watts and I'm a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest. On behalf of all of us with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, I would like to thank you for your involvement with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network.

This site is an online community for anyone interested in raising awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and saving lives. We are a tightly knit community of patients pondering our options, survivors searching for advice, family members celebrating a survival or seeking support when there is a loss, healthcare professionals called to advocacy, students deepening our knowledge, and all other advocates for sudden cardiac arrest awareness.

The Network offers a place for members to create personal profiles and share their stories, find and connect with other members, write blogs and forum posts, and participate in survey research.

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or recommendations, or if you just want to chat about sudden cardiac arrest. You can reach me at walter.watts [at]

Thank you for being a part of our community! I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Walter Watts
Community Ambassador

P.S. To read about my story, click here. To see my Network profile, click here. To read about the psychological effects of sudden cardiac arrest, click here.