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CPR Nation seeks to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest and provide resources to Sudden Cardiac Arrest survivors and their families

Cognition & Emotion


Sudden cardiac arrest survivors frequently face both cognitive and emotional difficulties.

Anoxic brain damage is frequently a consequence of sudden cardiac arrest. When the heart stops pumping blood to the brain there may be decreased oxygen delivery.  Insufficient oxygen may result in cell death. Certain areas of the brain are more susceptible to decreased oxygen levels. Commonly effected areas may regulate coordination, memory, vision, reasoning and problem solving.


 Depressed, anxious, stressed, or confused? It is natural to have highs and lows and mixed emotions throughout your SCA experience. The following articles provide information for dealing with emotional struggles.


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