Simon's Heart: Prevention Of Cardiac Arrest In Student-Athletes
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This resource is proudly brought to you by Simon’s Heart, a nonprofit organization using innovative approaches to raise awareness about the warning signs and conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children. It provides free heart screenings for students; distributes AED devices through its crowdfunding site, GotAED; protects student athletes by advocating for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act; and raises awareness through partnerships with professional and collegiate sports teams.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes each year in the US. Many athletes, parents, and coaches don’t know the warning signs. Here is a fact sheet for students to learn about their hearts.
If you are a parent, coach, referee or administrator reading this please make sure your facility or team has an AED device. An AED device is the only tool that can save someone in cardiac arrest. If you do not have this lifesaving tool, please start a campaign today on GotAED.org to crowdfund to get an AED device.