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Deputy Heart Attack® Course

The Deputy

In earlier days, a deputy protected the community and kept people informed of danger. Will you become a deputy and spread the message that death and/or heart damage can be prevented? The Deputy Heart Attack program provides the essential early heart attack care education to help you save a life.

 Spread the EHAC® Message!

EHAC BrochureDeputy Heart Attack and EHAC®, which are presented by ACC Accreditation Services have created the materials you need to share with your community:

 EHAC CPC V6 Updates!

The new EHAC Materials that match ACC Accreditation Services Chest Pain Center Version 6 requirements are available for download. The files are in pdf format and include the new EHAC brochures, the new EHAC posters and the new EHAC course.

 Watch & Learn!

Dr. Raymond Bahr is the founder of the Deputy Heart Attack program and Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC). He created the first chest pain center in 1981 at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

 EHAC In Your Community!

How do you share EHAC? With everyone! Our hospitals are sharing it with their employees, who are sharing it at health fairs, schools, businesses and more!

 Thank You for Sharing EHAC®!

Early Heart Attack Care®, or EHAC®, is a public awareness campaign intended to educate the public about the signs of an impending heart attack and that these signs and symptoms can occur days or weeks before the actual event. These early symptoms need to be recognized and treated to avoid the damage caused by a full-blown heart attack.

Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) is the brainchild of our founder, Dr. Raymond Bahr.

The primary goal of EHAC is to promote public awareness that heart attacks have "beginnings" that can occur weeks before the actual attack. EHAC focuses on intervention during these beginnings to help prevent acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and cardiac arrest.

Early symptoms, such as mild or stuttering chest pain, are identified as major risk factors for heart attack. Adults often ignore these warnings and put themselves at risk for significant damage to the heart muscle, or even death.

The second goal of EHAC is to teach the public that individuals with heart attack symptoms be evaluated and treated in an emergency department (ED) or chest pain center (CPC).

Experts there are trained in the rapid evaluation of patients, bringing together ED physicians, nurses, cardiologists, and technicians who work as a team to establish a comprehensive management plan for patients with chest pain.