ECC Scientific Statements Archive

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.

2016 – 2019

Published June 27, 2019
Pediatric Post–Cardiac Arrest Care: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

Published June 21, 2018
Resuscitation Education Science: Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes from Cardiac Arrest

Published April 26, 2018
ILCOR Scientific Knowledge Gaps and Clinical Research Priorities for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Published April 26, 2018
COSCA (Core Outcome Set for Cardiac Arrest) in Adults

Published April 23, 2018
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Infants and Children With Cardiac Disease

Published July 17, 2017
2015 Revised Utstein-Style Recommended Guidelines for Uniform Reporting of Data From Drowning-Related Resuscitation

Published May 22, 2017
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Adults and Children With Mechanical Circulatory Support

Published June 22, 2016
Use of Mobile Devices, Social Media, and Crowdsourcing as Digital Strategies to Improve Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Published March 28, 2016
Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

2011 – 2015

Published October 16, 2015
Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy   

Published October 4 , 2015
Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest

Published November 11, 2014
Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Outcome Reports:  Update on the Utstein Resuscitation Registry Templates for Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Published August 13, 2013
Impact of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Performance Reporting on Cardiac Resuscitation Centers

Published July 23, 2013
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality: Improving Cardiac Resuscitation Outcomes Both Inside and Outside the Hospital

Published April 9, 2013
Strategies for Improving Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States: 2013 Consensus Recommendations

Published March 26, 2013
Increasing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Provision in Communities With Low Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Rates

Published January 9, 2012
Emergency Medical Service Dispatch Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Prearrival Instructions to Improve Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Published February 15, 2011
Importance and Implementation of Training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation in Schools Product Code KB-0103

Published June 17, 2011
Implementation Strategies for Improving Survival After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States

2007 – 2010

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

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

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

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

Published February 9, 2010
Regional Systems of Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Product Code KB-0017 

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

Published September 2, 2008
Implementation and Integration of Prehospital ECGs Into Systems of Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome
Product Code 71-0454     

Published April 29, 2008
Essential Features of Designating Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest as a Reportable
Event Product Code 71-0445     

Published April 22, 2008
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         

Published February 5, 2008
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

Published November 20, 2007
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

Published  October 16, 2007
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

2004 – 2006

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

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

Published June 20, 2005 
Lay Rescuer Automated External Defibrillator ("Public Access Defibrillation") Programs
Product Code 71-0325     

Published May 23, 2005
Practical Implementation of the Guidelines for Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Department
Product Code 71-0321
          
Published November 22, 2004
Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Outcome Reports: Update and Simplification of the Utstein Templates for Resuscitation Registries
Product Code 71-0304     

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

Published August 2, 2004
ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction--Executive Summary
Product Code 71-0294     

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

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

Published January 20, 2004
Response to Cardiac Arrest and Selected Life-Threatening Medical Emergencies--The Medical Emergency Response Plan for Schools
Product Code 71-0273     

1991 – 2003

Published November 17, 2003
ILCOR Advisory Statement — Recommended Guidelines for Uniform Reporting of Data From Drowning
Product Code 71-0268     

Published November 17, 2003
ILCOR Advisory Statement — Education in Resuscitation
Product Code 71-0269     

Published July 8, 2003
ILCOR Advisory Statement — Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest
Product Code 71-0260     

Published July 1, 2003
ILCOR Advisory Statement — Use of Automated External Defibrillators for Children: An Update
Product Code 71-0256     

Published April 15, 1997
Recommended Guidelines for Reviewing, Reporting, and Conducting Research on In-Hospital Resuscitation: The In-Hospital 'Utstein Style'
Product Code 71-0109

Published November 1, 1996
Utstein-style Guidelines for Uniform Reporting of Laboratory CPR Research

Published October 1, 1995
Recommended Guidelines for Uniform Reporting of Pediatric Advanced Life Support: The Pediatric Utstein Style
Product Code 71-0073

Published 1995
Recommended Guidelines for Uniform Reporting of Data From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: The Utstein Style

Other Scientific Statements

CPR Quality

July 23, 2013
CPR Quality: Improving Cardiac Resuscitation Outcomes Both Inside and Outside the Hospital     

Calidad de la reanimación cardiopulmonar: mejora de los resultados de la reanimación cardíaca intra y extrahospitalaria (PDF)