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Gain a deeper understanding of cardiovascular disease and stroke with this library of scientific statements, which were written by volunteer scientists and healthcare professionals and published by the American Heart Association.

ECC Scientific Statements

Published 2010
2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations   October 17

2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science   October 17

2010 American Heart Association and American Red Cross International Consensus on First Aid Science With Treatment Recommendations   October 19

2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations   October 17

Regional Systems of Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest     Product Code KB-0017     February 9

Published 2008
Post–Cardiac Arrest Syndrome: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Treatment, and Prognostication     Product Code 71-0455     December 2

Implementation and Integration of Prehospital ECGs Into Systems of Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome     Product Code 71-0454     September 2

Essential Features of Designating Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest as a Reportable Event     Product Code 71-0445     April 29

Hands-Only (Compression-Only) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Call to Action for Bystander Response to Adults Who Experience Out-of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest     Product Code 71-0444     April 22    

Reducing Barriers for Implementation of Bystander-Initiated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation     Product Code 71-0436     February 5

Published 2007
ILCOR Consensus Statement: Recommended Guidelines for Monitoring, Reporting, and Conducting Research on Medical Emergency Team, Outreach, and Rapid Response Systems: An Utstein-Style Scientific Statement

ILCOR Consensus Statement: Scientific Knowledge Gaps and Clinical Research Priorities for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Identified During the 2005 International Consensus Conference on ECC and CPR Science With Treatment Recommendations    Product Code 71-0420   November 20

Recommendations for Implementation of Community Consultation and Public Disclosure Under the Food and Drug Administration’s "Exception From Informed Consent Requirements for Emergency Research"    Product Code  71-0425     October 16

Published 2006
Community Lay Rescuer Automated External Defibrillation Programs     Product Code 71-0352     February 28


Published 2005
2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care     NA     December 12, 2005     Correction Printed  August 18 

Lay Rescuer Automated External Defibrillator ("Public Access Defibrillation") Programs     Product Code 71-0325     June 20

Practical Implementation of the Guidelines for Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Department     Product Code 71-0321     May 23    

Published 2004
Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Outcome Reports: Update and Simplification of the Utstein Templates for Resuscitation Registries     Product Code 71-0304     November 22

ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction--Full Text     Product Code 71-0293     2004

ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction--Executive Summary     Product Code 71-0294     August 2

ACC/AHA 2004 Guideline Update for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery - Full Text     Product Code 71-0280     October 4

ACC/AHA 2004 Guideline Update for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery - Summary Article     Product Code 71-0281     August 30

Response to Cardiac Arrest and Selected Life-Threatening Medical Emergencies--The Medical Emergency Response Plan for Schools     Product Code 71-0273     January 20