CPR, First Aid and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Around the World

The American Heart Association (AHA) publishes the scientific Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), which form the foundation of lifesaving protocols used by healthcare professionals, companies and hospitals in the United States and throughout the world.

Life is Why

At the AHA, we believe everyone deserves to live a healthier, longer life. To do that, we must be healthy — in heart and mind. Because the heart is where life’s moments are felt most, and the mind is where these moments become memories. It’s why we’ve made better heart and brain health our mission. Together with our volunteers and partners, we will make an extraordinary impact — Healthier adults. More active children. Stronger survivors. Because life, life is why.

Together, We Save Lives

The AHA partners with leading heart and health organizations around the world to gather and review resuscitation science and publish the AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, which serves as the basis for products that bring that lifesaving science to life. Taught by a network of 400,000 AHA Instructors and available in more than 12 languages, AHA CPR, first aid and advanced cardiovascular care training materials help 18 million healthcare providers, caregivers and community members save lives each day.


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Read about people who are alive today because someone acted quickly and performed CPR. Share these stories with your friends and family, or add your own to inspire others to learn more about CPR.

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