Heart Beat CPR Mission Statement

 The American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program(ECC) plays a vital role in achieving the strategic impact goal of the American Heart Association(AHA) through it's mission to reduce disability and death cardiac and respiratory emergencies and stroke by improving the Chain of Survival in every community.

In addition, HeartBeat CPR supports the AHA impact goal of reducing risk of coronary heart disease and stroke by 25% by 2010.

Chain of Survival

The interlocking links in the Chain of Survival are interventions that will improve the outcomes for victims of cardiac and respiratory emergencies and stroke.

Adult Chain of Survival

Each link in the adult chain identifies an early intervention: Early access (911 or the emergency medical services[EMS] access number), Early CPR, Early Defibrillation, Early advanced life support (ALS).

Pediatric Chain of Survival

In the Pediatric Chain of Survival, each link identifies an action that provides the best hope of survival following emergencies: prevention of injuries and cardiac arrest, early CPR, early access to EMS systems prepared for children's needs, and early and effective pediatric ALS.


Heart Beat CPR is an offical training CTR for the American Heart Association.