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About Us

  We are a highly motivated foundation in Louisville, KY that intends to improve survival from cardiac arrest in our community.  The foundation offers hands-only CPR education at no cost to the recipient.  We educate people about cardiac arrest and what to do in a cardiac emergency. Contact us if you would like to learn […]

Recent Observations

Summer intern writes about her experience with STHF

Start the Heart Summer Intern Brenda Rodriguez Before I began my summer internship with Start the Heart Foundation I had no idea how much this organization would impact my beliefs on health care nor would I have guessed how much knowledge I would acquire. I applied for the summer intern position because I am pursuing […]

What is the Problem?

Cardiac Arrest Statistics

Roughly 720 people will have a cardiac arrest in Jefferson Co, KY this year.  Estimated survival rate is 6-14% or approximately 45-104 people will survive. Nationally, there are 424,000 cardiac arrests yearly with an average survival rate of 8%.  However, survival varies from 0.3% in Detroit to 50% in Seattle. Only 25% of cardiac arrest […]

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