Have You Used EHAC to Save a Life?
Last year, EHAC achieved the milestone of one million pledges. But, beyond the numbers, have you used EHAC to save a life? I started the Deputy Heart Attack program and the Early Heart Attack Care education from a place of love - I missed the chance to save a friend. It's become my lifelong mission to spread the message and save hearts. I know from your stories and emails that many of you entered the medical field because you too wanted to save lives. Now I want to share your stories in order to help demonstrate how #ehacsaveslives. Why?
Why do you put on your seatbelt? Why do you do the little things every day to help protect you? EHAC education is designed to save a heart and the quality of a life. Help me spread the message by sharing your story.
Best of Luck in Saving a Life,
The following list is compiled from Dr. Bahr's writings throughout the years.
Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Bahr
Dr. Raymond Bahr is passionate about saving lives which is why he started the Deputy Heart Attack program, Early Heart Attack Care education and ACC Accreditation Services (formerly the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care).
EHAC One Mission Requires Many Partners
Over the years, many people have asked me about how EHAC started and how we work with other groups in order to spread the message. Many of you know my personal story, but many of you may not realize that I work with numerous organizations, agencies and governing bodies in order to help spread the message. We are not an island and we all work towards the same goal – to recognize the early signs of a heart attack in order to save a life!
Inspiration on a Mission: Science of Peace Lecture
Missing a chance to save a life greatly impacted my life and became the foundation for both the Society and Early Heart Attack Care. But, greater men came before me, men who believed that poverty should not create limits on healthcare. I'm speaking of Dr. Paul Dudley White and Dr. Rene Favalaro.
Beyond the Doors of a CPC
As we recently achieved 50,000 pledges, we know it started with a question, "Do we need a chest pain center?" The answer is a resounding yes because it helps hospitals show that they care about the health of their community. But it's more than the life-saving technology and skills that are a requirement of any CPC...
EHAC Expansion to Include Hospital Employees
Hospital employees provide a very important role in the delivery of medical care within their community. No where is this more important than heart attack care. More heart attack deaths occur in the community than within hospital walls.
Hospital employees bridge the gap within the community in order to reduce the time from symptom onset until the patient receives medical care.
February is Heart Month
It is associated with St.Valentine's Day and love thoughts fill the air. The heart is considered the center of our emotions and words to express this are numerous... heartfelt, heart warming, heart strong, heart to heart, heartbreaking.
However, this month, I want to focus my "burning heart" on the care of your heart. In reality, February should be the time where we stop and think about what we have within our chest in order to understand the value and keep it in good shape.
Amazing Results in EHAC
I have been involved in heart attack care for the last 50 years and I have seen many medical advancements in the field. However, over the last three months I have experienced more excitement about the possibility of finally removing heart disease as the number one killer in the United States - a title it has held for the last 150 years.
Finding the Rosetta Stone of the Heart Attack Problem in order to Significantly Reduce Heart Attack Deaths.
Ever since the discovery that heart attacks take the lives of so many Americans each year (800,000) and elsewhere in the world, attempts have been made to find a solution to the heart attack problem. Well, I am happy to tell you that we are now positioning ourselves to do just that!
Are you a Saver or an Enabler?
The Bystander is perhaps the most important person in understanding what needs to be done when there is a person in our midst having a Heart Attack. Whether that Heart Attack Victim is a loved one or a stranger, if you are standing nearby, would you know what to do? Let us put ourselves in the shoes of the bystander and try to better understand the problem so that we know what actions will save a life.