About Us

The HeartRescue Project was initiated and funded by Medtronic Philanthropy in 2011. Organizations renowned for resuscitation excellence were assembled from across the country, and charged with implementing programs in their specific regions to improve survival from cardiac arrest.

The goal was to combine the strengths of each organization to create an effective SCA response program that can be tailored and replicated across the United States. HeartRescue United States today consists of founding partners, the original six states, American Medical Response, and many new state partners committed to the Program’s goals.

It is a state-based initiative that seeks to “measure and improve” resuscitation care, as well as build a state registry to help community-based programs improve care for SCA.

HeartRescue Partners have demonstrated that SCA is a treatable event and have made significant advances in their areas of research and expertise to help save more lives.

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