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  We are a highly motivated foundation in Louisville, KY that teaches Hands-Only CPR classes to improve survival from cardiac arrest in our community.  Our classes are free and taught by CPR certified college students. We educate people about cardiac arrest and empower them to act during a cardiac emergency. Contact us if you would […]

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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