What is Brugada Syndrome?

At Cardiac Science, we strongly believe in raising awareness of all types of heart conditions. From the ultra-rare to the relatively common, we’re here to provide a basic understanding of any disorders that could potentially cause sudden cardiac arrest. Because ultimately, it might just help save a life one day. Today, we’d like to highlight […]

What is the difference between a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and heart attack?

The terms sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and heart attack are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually two very different medical conditions. While a sudden cardiac arrest refers to the heart malfunctioning, a heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood […]

What is the Chain of Survival?

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside of hospital, there’s a chain of events which can increase their chance of survival. This is known as the Chain of Survival Concept. A term first coined by the American Heart Association in 1991, their paper ‘Improving Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Chain of Survival […]

Emilie’s story: Why parents must know about Long QT Syndrome (Video)

Each year an estimated 325,000 people in the U.S. die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The Heart Rhythm Society estimates that about 7,000 of these deaths are children and infants. In 1997, Christine Puricelli of Chandler, Arizona, lost her 22-year-old daughter Emilie to SCA caused by a genetic condition called Long QT Syndrome. The warning […]