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February is American Heart Month! Every year American Heart Month is observed for the the month of February to raise awareness of the the importance of heart health. Every year more than 650,000 Americans die from heart disease. Take time this month to learn CPR, learn new heart healthy habits, and download the PulsePoint app to help provide life saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The PulsePoint app will tell you when someone nearby is having cardiac arrest so that you can start CPR before responders arrive. It will also direct you to the nearest pubic AED, or Automatic External Defibrillator, so that you can shock the heart back into rhythm. Seconds matter and bystander CPR response can triple a person’s chance of survival from a cardiac arrest. Click the banner above visit PulsePoint for more information.

In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing fight against cardiovascular disease, the Congress, by Joint Resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended (36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the President issue an annual proclamation designating February as “American Heart Month. President Lyndon B. Johnson, among the millions of people in the country who’d had heart attacks, issued the first proclamation for American Heart Month in 1964 to spotlight heart disease. Since then, U.S. presidents have annually declared the federally designated event for February.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States.  Early application of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation from an AED dramatically improve a person’s chance of survival.

Yamhill Communications Agency (YCOM) is taking steps to connect those who know CPR with those who need it through implementation of the PulsePoint program, which consists of two lifesaving smartphone apps:

  • PulsePoint Respond
  • PulsePoint AED

Download for Android and IOS Here


PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

App users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and willing to assist in case of an emergency can be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR.

If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert users in the vicinity of the need for CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care.  The application also directs these potential rescuers to the exact location of the closest Automated External Defibrillator (AED).


When a cardiac emergency strikes, finding an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can help save a life.  But that takes knowing where AEDs are located.

PulsePoint AED lets you report and update AED locations so that emergency responders, including nearby citizens trained in CPR and off-duty professionals such as firefighters, police officers, and nurses, can find an AED close to them when a cardiac emergency occurs.

Describe the location, snap a picture, and the information is stored for local authorities to verify.  After that, the AED location data is made available to anyone using the PulsePoint Respond.

Submit AED locations here: