Keep the Beat, Learn Hands-Only CPR

Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating. And it is more common than you think. It can happen to anyone at any time. Seven out of 10 cardiac arrests occur at a home or residence. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. About 10% of people who go into cardiac arrest at home or work do not survive. The impact on multicultural communities is great.

Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. Visit to learn more.



You can save a life.

The 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care emphasize quick action by bystanders to begin CPR and training for all.

Explore the new 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

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Take the CPR Challenge to Save Lives

Nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests that don't happen in hospitals, happen in homes. You can help change this statistic. Join American Heart Association's challenge to the be the one in your household to learn CPR. Be the beat for someone you love.

CPR Saves Lives

Learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR if you witness a teen or adult suddenly collapse: Call 9-1-1 and Push Hard and Fast in the Center of the Chest until Help Arrives.


Amgen proudly supports the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED To Serve Initiative.