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The American Heart Association developed Mission: Lifeline to transform care for the most vulnerable patients – those with high-risk time-sensitive emergencies including heart attacks, strokes and cardiac arrest. Delivering the best possible care in these critical situations requires that all of the components of care - from the onset of the emergency all the way through hospital discharge and the start of secondary prevention - work quickly and seamlessly. To accomplish this, Mission: Lifeline focuses on helping communities and regions form effective coalitions of hospitals, ambulance services, non-transport medical first response agencies, emergency communications centers, emergency medical service regulatory / medical direction agencies, local government, local media, and payers. An effective, efficient system of care saves and improves lives.

Thanks to the program's success in improvement of heart attack care, we are expanding Mission: Lifeline. It now includes care for: Patients who suffer from both types of myocardial infarctions - STEMI and NSTE-ACS (non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome); sudden cardiac arrest; and now, stroke.

Visit the new EMS Severity-Based Stroke Triage Algorithm Information Page:

All Mission: Lifeline participants share a common commitment to American Heart Association best-practice guidelines and data-based quality measures, and benefit from recognition, regional networking and knowledge transfer.

Join with the American Heart Association in this life-saving mission today. Select an option below to learn about adopting Mission: Lifeline at your hospital or EMS agency. 

Mission: Lifeline Participating Orgs