Our Founder - Dr. Raymond D. Bahr


EHAC is the brainchild of our founder, Dr. Raymond D. Bahr.

Dr. Bahr is passionate about cardiac care and preventive education. As the founding father of the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, previously the Society of Chest Pain Centers, his passion to disseminate lifesaving information is a driving force at SCPC. Throughout his career, he has created multiple programs to help others understand the life saving measures that can save a life. In 1981 at St. Agnes Hospital, Dr. Bahr established the Chest Pain Emergency Department (CPED), the first such unit in the world. The initial purpose of this CPED was prompt and effective treatment of patients presenting with heart attack/sudden death. The CPED was coupled with an aggressive education program that taught the community the early warning signs of a heart attack. This education program extended to middle and high school students via health and science curricula.

Dr. Bahr founded the Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) program in order to spread the message that "Heart Attacks Have Beginnings" and that damage to the heart muscle and even death could be prevented if people could detect the symptoms before a major event occurred. Today the EHAC program has attracted more than 20,000 people who have taken the course and the oath to save a life.






















Dr. Raymond Bahr's Articles & Videos

Dr. Raymond Bahr writes a monthly article about the EHAC movement that appears in the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care newsletter. He has also done several videos that outline the importance of Early Heart Attack Care.




Meet our Founder

Dr. Raymond Bahr

Dr. Raymond Bahr is passionate about cardiac care and preventive education. As the founding father of SCPC, his passion to disseminate lifesaving information is a driving force at SCPC. Throughout his career, he has created multiple programs to help others understand the life saving measures that can save a life. In 1981 at St. Agnes Hospital, Dr. Bahr established the Chest Pain Emergency Department (CPED), the first such unit in the world. The initial purpose of this CPED was prompt and effective treatment of patients presenting with heart attack/sudden death. The CPED was coupled with an aggressive education program that taught the community the early warning signs of a heart attack. This education program extended to middle and high school students via health and science curricula.