saving lives is why.

We are the world leader in CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training and education.

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The American Heart Association’s CPR & ECC is inspiring the world to save lives. We are the leader in resuscitation science, education, and training, and publisher of the official Guidelines for CPR and ECC. Millions of healthcare providers and others trust the AHA for their lifesaving training.

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Each year, over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.

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HANDS-ONLY CPR 2 Steps to save a life 1. Call 911 2. Push Hard & Fast

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Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED course portfolio trains your employees to recognize different emergencies so they know what action is needed.

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Chain of Survival

The “Chain of Survival” provides a useful metaphor for the five core elements of the ECC systems concept.

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ECC Regional Conferences

Learn more about our upcoming conferences, where leading resuscitation experts share the latest in CPR and ECC science, education, and training. Visit our Conferences page to register for an event coming soon to an area near you.