ECC Digital Digest

Welcome to the American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Digital Digest — your resource for leading scientific content focused on hot topics in resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care. The ECC Digital Digest is a hub for podcasts, videos, blogs, and additional resources featuring industry experts sharing insights and updates on the latest scientific research and breakthroughs. Visit our channels to hear the latest from our network of leading industry professionals.


2019 Focused Updates

As the leader in resuscitation science, we are excited to announce the release of the 2019 AHA Focused Updates to the CPR and ECC Guidelines, in cooperation with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). Check out the Focused Updates Highlights as well as additional resources explaining these new updates.

American Heart Association CPR Guidelines Development Process Video

The American Heart Association creates Guidelines for CPR and First Aid to help healthcare providers and community members perform effective resuscitation on people in cardiac arrest. This video describes the process to develop these Guidelines and the role the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) in this process.

ILCOR and the AHA Guidelines Process

Learn more about the separate processes of development for both continuous evidence evaluation and the AHA Guidelines.

Care Considerations for the Pediatric Post Cardiac Arrest Patient

Pediatric post–cardiac arrest care focuses on anticipating, identifying, and treatment to improve survival and neurological outcomes. Read the statement from the AHA and learn more about key clinical problems in children after cardiac arrest and apply evidence-based guidelines for treatment.

The History of CPR

Check out the AHA's new podcast on the History of CPR! Join industry experts as they discuss the key differences between traditional CPR and Hands-Only CPR and understanding the key concepts of high-quality CPR.

Updates to AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC

In 2017, ILCOR and AHA began moving to a continuous evidence evaluation process and annual Guidelines update. These annual updates allow the rigor of a comprehensive review and expert consensus in as close to real-time as possible.

AHA Journals: Circulation

Circulation publishes original research manuscripts, review articles, and other content related to cardiovascular health and disease, including observational studies, clinical trials, epidemiology, health services and outcomes studies, and advances in basic and translational research.