Our mission is simple—join us to make a difference.
To provide a platform for citizens, supporters, and community stakeholders to improve outcomes for sudden cardiac arrest victims through empowering education, widespread distribution of defibrillators in public locations, and activation of citizen first responders to confidently and capably provide early care when needed. Learn more and get involved.
Our Impact This Year
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Save Rate - over 3x the national average
Defibrillators Owned and Managed
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Join one of our monthly open classes to become CPR certified or renew your current certification.
A Heartfelt Goodbye to Dr. Morton Mower
Starting Hearts has lost a dear friend and a much loved Vail Valley community icon. As the co-inventor of the Automatic Implantable Defibrillator, his invention helps countless heart patients enjoy longer and healthier lives. Dr. Mower was an esteemed Advisory Board member and played a big part of our SH family. He will be sorely missed. Read and view more about him here: Dr. Morton Mower's Dedication to Life
Understanding that cardiac arrest is an electrical issue and different that a heart attack
Methods of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screenings in Young Athletes
There is a direct correlation between sudden cardiac arrest and heart arrhythmias like Atrial Fibrillation. Learn more about AFib and how to address this potentially devastating heart disease.