EHAC News in Brief
Early Heart Attack Care Achieves 150,000+ Pledges!
Early Heart Attack Care thanks the 150,000+ volunteers who have taken the course and pledged to save a life. As we continue to grow and spread the message, there is one thought that encourages us, "If each of our volunteers saves one life, we could drastically reduce the number of deaths by heart attacks or cardiovascular disease."
Early Heart Attack Care Reaches 50,000 Pledges!
Thanks to all of our hospitals and volunteers that have helped us reach 50,000 pledges up from 2,000 just six months ago! We could not have done it without you!
Columbus, OH (August 1, 2013) - The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care announced today that it's Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) program reached 50,000 pledges today, up from 2,000 just six months ago.
"This is a spectacular start," said SCPC and EHAC Founder, Dr. Ray Bahr, "But it's just a start. We're organized and planning to reach 100,000 this year."
"I really have to thank the hundreds of volunteers from our 1,000-member hospitals, who have taken this effort on to educate the public," he added. "This is a phenomenal effort," said SCPC CEO Wil Mick, and exceeds every expectation of the Society. "It shows the power of a good idea brought to light by a great leader like Dr. Bahr."
The primary goal of EHAC is to promote public awareness that heart attacks have "beginnings" that can occur weeks before the actual attack. EHAC focuses on intervention during these beginnings to help prevent acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and cardiac arrest.
Early symptoms, such as mild or stuttering chest pain, are identified as major risk factors for heart attack. Adults often ignore these warnings and put themselves at risk for significant damage to the heart muscle, or even death.
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A Big Thank You!
As Heart Month winds down, we would like to thank the 25 hospitals that have dedicated themselves to combining their CPR training with their EHAC courses. We are sending out the materials and badges to each and everyone and thank you for saving a life!
A Simple Request - Combine EHAC with CPR/ALCS Training
As Heart Appreciation Month is almost upon us, Dr. Bahr is reaching out to all of the hospitals to ask them to combine their CPR/ALCS training with EHAC. "CPR is for a crashing patient," states Dr. Bahr," but if we teach both at the same time, people can recognize the signs and get a patient the help they need before they crash."
Meet Dr. Bahr at the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care 2013 Congress!
Dr. Bahr, the founder of EHAC, will be meeting and greeting attendees at the annual Congress this April in Orlando, Florida. Make sure to stop by the booth and say hi or speak with him about how you are spreading the message of EHAC! To learn more about the SCPC Congress visit their website.