Your Life is on the Line Education Campaign

Your Life is on the Line: Call 9-1-1
at the First Heart Attack Warning Sign

Many people in North Dakota die or are disabled from heart attack or cardiac arrest because they do not get lifesaving treatment in time. 

Timely treatment can mean the difference between returning to work or becoming permanently disabled.  It can mean the difference between life and death. 

Reducing the time it takes for people having a heart attack to get medical care is one goal of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline public education campaign.    

The second goal is to increase the use of calling 9-1-1 as an activation of the acute heart attack system of care.   Emergency medical services (EMS) providers are equipped with knowledge and resources that can save lives and get heart attack patients the treatment they need in the shortest amount of time. 

The goal is for less than 120 minutes to pass from the onset of symptoms to treatment, restoring blood flow to the heart muscle.

Within the ideal STEMI/acute heart attack system of care, patients and the public would:

  • Recognize the symptoms of a heart attack
  • Realize the urgency of responding quickly by calling 9-1-1 to active the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
  • Understand the implications involved in rapid transfer for the purpose of getting the patient percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the preferred method of treatment of a STEMI attack.  
 Local Community Engagement Activity Ideas    

North Dakota  Mission: Lifeline Fact Sheet

Your Life is on the Line Bookmarks, Magnets & Poster Order Form

Radio Interview – key points template

Newsletter sample articles

Facebook posts

Your Life is on the Line – Call 9-1-1 PowerPoint Presentation

Radio Public Service Announcements

Your Life is on the Line Pull up Banner Order Form

Your Life is on the Line Tri-panel display board order form