Reduce incidence of sudden cardiac death by identifying individuals at risk of sudden cardiac arrest, promoting appropriate management of sudden cardiac arrest and preventing its progression to sudden cardiac death.



YOHAN is a national foundation based in Lebanon. We are aiming at raising awareness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and helping the public become more familiar with what it is, how it affects people, and what can be done to help save lives.



Yohan Anthony Harouny


Son of Elie and Rita

Brother of Ryan



Yohan was born in Ajaltoun-Lebanon, on August 28, 1998. We were so happy to have a little brother for Ryan who was 2 years old at the time. Yohan was a gentle, calm, smiley and very healthy child who brought happiness to our little family.


Yohan attended St. Joseph Antoura since kindergarten. Then he lived in Montreal between 2004 and 2008 where he attended the St. Gérard School in Pierrefonds.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest



Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the United States and other industrialized countries, accounting for approximately 15% of the total mortality. In fact, the number of people who die each year from SCA is roughly equivalent to the number who dies from Alzheimer’s disease, assault with firearms, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV, house fires, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicides combined.

Our Programs



Raising awareness in schools, sports clubs and community about sudden cardiac death.


Providing key locations with Automated External Defibrillators.


Spreading Basic Life Support training.


Mass screening to identify individuals at risk of sudden cardiac death:


  • History taking


  • Physical exam


  • ECG screening


Prolonged ambulatory ECG monitoring in selected individuals for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death.


Support families of patients who qualify for genetic screening for congenital heart disease.

  • What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

    The 2006 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society document defined SCA as a sudden cessation of cardiac activity so that the victim becomes unresponsive, with no normal breathing and no signs of circulation. If correction measures are not taken rapidly, this condition progresses......

  • What are the causes of SCA?

    Coronary heart disease:   Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of overall death in adults in industrialized countries. It accounts for about 1/3 of all deaths in subjects over age 35 in the United Sates. As mentioned above, as much as 70% of the......

  • Who is at risk?

    Because sudden cardiac arrest is so often linked with coronary artery disease, the same factors that put you at risk of coronary artery disease may also put you at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. These include:   • A family history of coronary artery disease......