The HeartRescue Project is a collaborative effort to increase sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates.
SCA is among the leading killers of Americans, claiming an estimated 350,000 people each year. More people die of sudden cardiac arrest than breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancer combined. More than 90 percent of people who experience SCA die, representing a national survival rate that has not significantly changed in more than 30 years.
Together, we can save more lives. Learn how you can help.
Events and Announcements
The Medtronic Foundation's HeartRescue Project has partnered with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio to raise awareness and educate the public about how to quickly respond to a sudden cardiac arrest emergency.
Check out the Save-A-Life Simulator.
The American Heart Association has released the 2012 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. More >
Survival improves when emergency (911) dispatchers provide CPR instructions to bystanders. More >
Resuscitation experts in Arizona demonstrate bystander retention of CPR by watching brief videos. More >