Be the Beat

The American Heart Association is committed to creating the Next Generation of Heartsavers™ through our Be the Beat Hands-Only CPR programs. Be the Beat provides free resource tools to help start and sustain Hands-Only CPR and AED training programs in communities so that one or more people in each household knows this lifesaving skill.

LEARN TO SAVE A LIFE

Learn to "Be the Beat" and perform Hands-Only CPR if they see a teen or adult suddenly collapse. If you are called on to perform CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent, or a friend.

BE THE BEAT

Hands-Only CPR Lifesaver Mash Up

The American Heart Association and the Elevance Health Foundation collaborated with DJ Earworm in this catchy mix of popular songs that have the right rate to guide compressions for Hands-Only CPR.

Music

The American Heart Association has teamed up with the Anthem Foundation to teach Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR. All songs in our 'Don't Drop the Beat' playlist and Elevance Health Foundation Station are between 100 - 120 beats per minute, the same rate at which you should perform compressions when administering CPR.

2-Steps to Save a Life

Learn the simple 2 Steps to Save a Life with Hands-Only CPR and learn about how to use an AED with Hands-Only CPR + AED. It could help you save a life.

Don’t Drop the Beat

music notes 125x150 optThe American Heart Association has teamed up with the Anthem Foundation to teach Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR. All songs in our 'Don't Drop the Beat' playlist and Anthem Health Champions Station are between 100 - 120 beats per minute, the same rate at which you should perform compressions when administering CPR.

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Stories from the Heart

Emma's Story

At the age of 13, Emma had a life-changing cardiac experience. Here’s the story of how she survived her cardiac arrest, and how she is living proof that CPR saves lives.

Shelby's Story

It was a typical day at home for Shelby Baker, a Heartsaver Hero from Downs, Illinois, who saved her Dad with CPR in Schools when he collapsed at home.

Justin's Story

One day while playing in his backyard, a ball hit Justin in the chest in the exact location, at the exact millisecond of his heart’s rhythm, to send his heart into a fatal rhythm. This is a condition known as commotio cordis, a type of cardiac arrest.

Learn CPR. Save a Life.

Community CPR Training Kits

These easy-to-use CPR Training Kits contain everything you need to learn the lifesaving skills of adult and child CPR, how to use an AED, and how to help an adult or a child during choking-related emergencies. Each training kit option comes with customized topics can be completed for 10 to 20 people in less than one hour.