EHAC Zooms Past 100,000 Pledges

The Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) program, which reached 50,000 pledges in July, hit 100,000 last week.

"How many heart attacks can be prevented with an army of 100,000 volunteers," asked SCPC Founder Dr. Raymond Bahr who was in Indiana September 19 to kickoff a statewide program with Indiana University (IU) Health. Dr. Bahr was also reviewing plans for a statewide initiative in Washington state as well.

"This exceeds every expectation of the Society," said SCPC CEO Wil Mick. "It shows the power of a good idea brought to light by a great leader such as Dr. Bahr and will reduce unnecessary deaths from heart attacks."

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Dr. Raymond Bahr's Articles & Videos

Dr. Raymond Bahr writes articles about the EHAC movement. He has also done several videos that outline the importance of Early Heart Attack Care.

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Dr. Raymond Bahr

Dr. Raymond Bahr is passionate about cardiac care and preventive education. As the founding father of the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (now ACC Accreditation Services), his passion to disseminate lifesaving information is a driving force behind the Deputy Heart Attack Program. Throughout his career, he has created multiple programs to help others understand the life saving measures that can save a life. In 1981 at St. Agnes Hospital, Dr. Bahr established the Chest Pain Emergency Department (CPED), the first such unit in the world. The initial purpose of this CPED was prompt and effective treatment of patients presenting with heart attack/sudden death. The CPED was coupled with an aggressive education program that taught the community the early warning signs of a heart attack. This education program extended to middle and high school students via health and science curricula.