Youth Heart Watch
Youth Heart Watch (YHW) aims to prevent sudden cardiac death among children and adolescents. The program serves as a resource that helps develop pediatric public access automated external defibrillator (AED) programs in schools, recreation centers and other public places. YHW provides training assistance and education for students and staff with the hope that lives will be saved through the use of AEDs, and also through increased awareness of the warning signs, symptoms and risk factors for this condition.
An important part of CPR and AED education is explaining how the heart works and the causes of sudden cardiac arrest. Learn more about how the risk factors and causes of SCA, including some of the different heart conditions that can cause SCA in kids, and how to recognize SCA.