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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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     Product Code 71-0419

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

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