74%

of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home.


Take Action

Make a plan with your household and practice regularly.

Call 911
Start CPR
Open door

Call 911

Use a cell phone. Put the phone on speaker while talking with the 911 dispatcher and starting CPR.

Start CPR

Double or triple the chance of survival by performing hands-only CPR immediately.

Open Door

Make sure your entrance is unlocked, giving first responders easy access to your residence.

Push hard and fast in center of chest until help arrives.

What are the chances of someone dying in your home from…

Lightening Strike: 1 per 10,000,000 People each year in the U.S.
Tornado: 1 per 5,000,000 People each year in the U.S.
Fire: 1 per 100,000 People each year in the U.S.
Cardiac Arrest at Home: 1 per 1,000 People each year in the U.S.

Sudden cardiac arrest is NOT a heart attack; it is an electrical malfunction that causes the heart to stop beating effectively.

The heart cannot supply blood to the body and brain.

Unlike a heart attack, there are no signs or symptoms.

The victim suddenly passes out and is unable to call for help.

Together we can improve out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survival rates.

We invite all community members to learn more.

Learn more about:

National CPR and AED Awareness Week June 1–7

Most Cardiac Arrests Happen at Home

Michigan Resuscitation Innovation and Science Enterprise (M-RISE)

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Learning Community

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HeartSafe Home is a community intervention in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties that is part of the Michigan Resuscitation Innovation and Science Enterprise (M-RISE) research program.

heartsafehome@umich.edu