Read more about the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, which is based on the scientific consensus of resuscitation experts from a variety of countries, cultures, and disciplines.
AHA ECC Guidelines and Statements (opens new window)
Access the latest scientific statements on resuscitation science developed by national and international experts.

Discover what the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is doing to advance resuscitation knowledge.

 AHA Scientific Statements
Gain a deeper understanding of cardiovascular disease and stroke with this library of scientific statements, which were written by volunteer scientists and healthcare professionals and published by the American Heart Association.

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack
Do you know the difference? People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not the same.

Seeking Volunteers to Shape the Future of ECC!

The AHA’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Committee will be undergoing a restructure this year, and we are seeking new volunteers interested in shaping the future of ECC. In addition to traditional areas of expertise such as CPR and first aid science, we’re looking for experts in adult education, product development, implementation science, systems of care and global health. Opportunities to serve include membership on one of our newly restructured subcommittees, or serving as a national resource volunteer for individual ECC programs or projects. Learn more and complete our volunteer interest form

ReSS (opens new window)
Make plans to attend the Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) this November, when scientists and healthcare providers will discuss advances in the treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest and life-threatening traumatic injury.


Find a Course

It's easy to find American Heart Association CPR classes at convenient times near you. Use our online search tool to locate classes by scheduled training dates or location. 

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The ECC 2020 Impact Goals focus on increasing survival from cardiac arrest and doubling the out-of-hospital bystander response. Learn more about the ECC Action Strategies to meet these goals.

Cardiovascular Guidelines Resource Center

Everything you need to know about the new cardiovascular prevention guidelines, released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.