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  We are a highly motivated foundation in Louisville, KY that intends to improve survival from cardiac arrest in our community.  The foundation will offer hands-only CPR education at no cost to the recipient.  We are going to educate people about cardiac arrest and what to do in a cardiac emergency.

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STHF teaches it’s 20,000 person hands only CPR!

Start the Heart was founded 2 years ago with a mission of saving the lives of cardiac arrest victims through hands only CPR education and training. This week we have taught our 20,000th person hands only CPR. We have had over 40 interns go through our program from a variety on college institutions. Universally, our interns […]

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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