Why should you learn Chest-Compression-Only CPR?
Every day nearly 1,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest in the United States alone. By using the resources on this page, you can learn how to double a person’s chance of survival!
Watch this 2-minute, 30-second video produced by the Gootter Foundation to learn how Erika Yee, a Girl Scout and University High School (Tucson) band member, used her knowledge to save classmate Chris Miller. Melissa Ludgate, a UA College of Medicine student, explains this lifesaving technique.
Wanda Moore, chair of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Community Coalition for Heart Health Education for Women of Color, addresses minority concerns about responding in cases of sudden cardiac arrest -- a leading public health problem that affects minority populations disproportionately. Learn the three Cs of being a lifesaver -- Check, Call, Compress.
From Gordon A. Ewy, MD, and Karl B. Kern, MD, the University of Arizona research physicians who pioneered this lifesaving technique
Video: Phoenix Suns' Channing Frye Teaches Chest-Compression-Only CPR
Learn chest-compression-only CPR with Channing Frye, a former UA-Wildcat-turned-NBA pro who has a heart condition that puts him at increased risk for sudden cardiac arrest.
The University of Arizona Men's Basketball Team's legendary 3-point shooter covers the 3 Cs of chest-compression-only CPR -- Check, Call, Compress
What is The PEARL Study?
A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial of Early Coronary Angiography Versus No Early Coronary Angiography for Post-Cardiac Arrest Patients Without ECG ST Segment Elevation, called The PEARL Study for short, is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of coronary angiography (also known as heart catheterization) performed within 90 minutes of hospital arrival in a population of post-cardiac arrest patients without ST Segment elevation on their electrocardiograms (ECGs). This study will help answer the question: “Does an early heart catheterization improve cardiac arrest survival, regardless of what the ECG shows?”
Learn more on the PEARL Study webpage. You can help Dr. Karl Kern and Dr. Kwan Lee advance this study by completing a community survey either online here or by mailing a printed copy of the survey to:
Deborah Strootman, RN, BSN, PEARL Study Research Nurse, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, P.O. Box 245046, Tucson, AZ 85724 Please Take a Short Survey!
What does Primary Cardiac Arrest Look Like?
Learn the signs so you'll know when to respond.
Advances in Chest-Compression-Only CPR
Five years of data in Arizona show this method doubles a person's chance of survival.
Gasping is a Sign of Cardiac Arrest
Gasping is not breathing--learn the difference!
AED Information and Instructions
Understand how to spot and use an automated external defibrillator.
Visit AZShare.gov to see the number of "saves" in Arizona to date.
Learn about the "Be A Lifesaver Tucson" program
Learn about the national Heart Rescue Project
Download a 3 Steps Chest-Compression-Only CPR Poster
In the News:
- Statewide Study in Arizona Published in JAMA Show Chest-Compression-Only CPR Improves Survival
... in Arizona Published in JAMA Show Chest-Compression-Only CPR Improves Survival ... CPR was performed,” said Gordon A. Ewy, MD, senior author and UA Sarver Heart Center director. The UA ...
- UA Physician: Randomized Clinical Trials May Not be the Best Strategy for Improving Survival From Cardiac Arrest
... process also could be used to advance resuscitation research. That is the argument proposed in an editorial titled “Cardiac ... and cardiac output during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by increasing the degree of negative intrathoracic pressure. In both ...