In 2002, with the guiding vision of Dr. Donna Bacchi, the Texas Tech University System developed the HeartFirst Program in the interest of increasing the likelihood of survival of a victim suffering from sudden cardiac arrest on the Texas Tech University or Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campuses.
Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) are a proven method of reducing death and disability from acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). An AED is a device that attaches to a victim’s chest, assesses the heart’s rhythm and, if needed, recommends that a shock be delivered to correct the heart rhythm. An adult victim of sudden cardiac arrest is most likely in urgent need of defibrillation, a metered electrical charge, which can restore the heart to a healthy function and save a life. Delivery of defibrillation within 5 minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest dramatically improves the likelihood of survival.
Find the HeartFirst Program Contacts.
Learn about the American Heart Association.
We ensure the safety of the individuals throughout the Texas Tech University System by offering AEDs at various locations on our campuses and academic sites. Find AED placements at each of our institutions.
HeartFirst AED Placements
For more information on the program, view the related links or contact Steve Bryant (email@example.com) at (806) 742-0212.