Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

In the United States, a heart attack occurs every 40 seconds. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack as soon as possible can help save lives.

What is a heart attack?

A heart attack (also known as myocardial infarction) occurs when blood flow to the heart stops or becomes severely restricted, depriving the heart of much-needed oxygen. As … read more

CPR History

CPR – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Mouth-to-Mouth Ventilation

While CPR techniques are continuing to evolve, the idea of performing life-saving techniques has been around for many years. Initially, resuscitation efforts focused on saving drowning victims. The first reference to successful mouth-to-mouth ventilation was actually in the Old Testament. However, The Paris Academy of Sciences made the first official recommendation to use … read more

Free CPR Classes

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Free CPR, AED and First Aid Classes

At the American AED CPR Association, we want everyone to learn how to help save a life. Which is why we offer all of our classes for free. 

Free CPR Classes

We want everyone to learn CPR, which is why we offer all of our classes for free. It’s important for everyone to … read more