Working Together to Save Lives Around the World Now in 8 Languages

Cardiovascular disease (including heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death around the world. In fact, CVD accounts for more than 17 million deaths per year, a figure expected to reach approximately 23 million per year by 2030. We’re here to help change that. With more products in more languages, a network of more than 30,000 instructors and training centers around the world, we work to bring quality American Heart Association lifesaving programs to you. Because, the more people who know lifesaving CPR the more lives can be saved.

New! International ECC Website

With courses in twelve languages and distributed into 80 countries, the American Heart Association works around the world to increase the chain of survival. Our international website offers
  • 8 languages
  • Product information for translated products
  • Distributor information for easy ordering 
Visit the ECC International website today for expanded information about our lifesaving products and programs around the world.

Visit the New site

Training and Information in Your Language

Find a training center near you and speak with an American Heart Association Instructor about courses, times, locations and materials to help advance your lifesaving knowledge.

This online tool enables students, instructors and training centers to quickly verify training completed by an authorized AHA instructor anytime, 24 hours a day.

Visit CPRverify™ to learn more (opens new window)

Global Programs

Heart Disease and Stroke aren't stopped by national borders. Neither are the efforts to overcome them.

Learn more about Global Programs

Hands-Only CPR


Watch video in:

English | Polish | Portuguese | Spanish

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