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Damar Hamlin's #3forheart CPR Challenge

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is launching his #3forheart CPR Challenge aimed at saving more lives through CPR education and training with the American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all.

Hamlin’s #3forHeart CPR Challenge is 3 steps.

1 – LEARN: Go to heart.org/3 to watch a 60-second video to learn Hands-Only CPR
2 – GIVE: Donate to the American Heart Association to fund CPR education and training, and other lifesaving programs and scientific research.
3 – SHARE: Use #3forHeart to challenge 3 friends to do the same on social media.

Be The Beat Logo

Challenge issued to Be The Beat

and learn CPR during American Heart Month

The American Heart Association to focus on improving cardiac arrest survival rate through life-saving skills education and training.

Learn how you can participate. English | Spanish

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DYK: Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.

National Wear Red Day® is Friday, February 3, 2023.

Wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and help save lives. Why? Because losing even one woman to cardiovascular disease is too many.

AHA president, Michelle A. Albert, M.D., M.P.H., on American Heart Month

Link to video and transcript

AHA president, Michelle A. Albert, M.D., M.P.H., on the Go Red for Women Movement.

Link to video and transcript

AHA president, Michelle A. Albert, M.D., M.P.H., on Black History Month

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Hands-only CPR: Two steps to save a life. Call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast on the chest.

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

Do you know the difference? (Infographic transcript)

People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not the same.

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an “ELECTRICAL” problem.

A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem.

It’s important to catch them early and call 9-1-1 for help. The sooner medical treatment begins, the better the chances of survival and preventing heart damage.

Take two Steps to Save a Life.

Perform Hands-Only CPR:
Call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
For more information on AHA CPR training classes in your area go to heart.org/cpr.

Heartsaver Virtual Training Kit

The new Heartsaver® Virtual is a convenient training kit and app solution allows you the flexibility to take Heartsaver® eLearning courses and complete a virtual hands-on skills session with an instructor 100% online.

Learn more about virtual training

CPR compression practice

Prefer "in-person" training? Our network of authorized AHA Training Centers and Instructors offer in-person classroom training and skills sessions. See course options for your local Training Center with our online tools.

Stress Strain Body Brain Infographic

Heart and Brain Connection

Mental health* can positively or negatively impact your physical health and risk factors for heart disease and stroke, according to “Psychological Health, Well-Being, and the Mind-Heart-Body Connection,” a scientific statement in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.*

Stress may contribute to poor health behaviors linked to increased risk for heart disease and stroke, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Overeating
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Being overweight
  • Not taking medications as prescribed
* National Children’s Mental Health Week (February 5-11)

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The International Stroke Conference 2023 is an in-person event + Virtual Experience, Feb. 8-10, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

Media Access to Embargoed ISC 2023 Password-Protected Newsroom (ISCPPN) Follow the News added daily beginning Feb. 2 as #ISC23 news is released.

View the full list and links to each of the accredited scientific meetings of the American Heart Association here.

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G: GET YOUR NUMBERS - Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
O: OWN YOUR LIFESTYLE - Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy.
R: REALIZE YOUR RISK - We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills 1 in 3 women.
E: EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY - Make healthy food choices for you & your family and stay active.
D: DON’T BE SILENT - Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer.