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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 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.

Recent Observations

Summer hands only CPR training is so fun

We essentially have 2 hands only CPR training seasons at Start the Heart.  We have our academic training period during the high school year where we teach hands only CPR to area high school students.  This will eventually lead to a blanket of hands only CPR trained persons in our community.  Our second season is […]

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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