<br /><img class=”wp-image-69 alignleft” src=”https://secureservercdn.net/×260.png” alt=”phslogo” width=”243″ height=”211″ data-mce-src=”https://secureservercdn.net/×260.png” />Almost 400,000 people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest each year. Project Heart Start (PHS) is dedicated to saving the lives by teaching life-saving skills. Participants learn to recognize signs of a heart attack, to perform high quality CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and to save a victim of choking. The program has taught more then 50,000 people these life saving skills. In January 2016, the Foundation wrote and the Governor signed a bill making the Project Heart Start components be a requirement for graduation from all of New Mexico’s Public schools.<a href=”http://projectheartstartnm.org” data-mce-href=”http://projectheartstartnm.org”>Click here to find out more about Project Heart Start.</a><strong>Saving Albuquerque’s Hearts    </strong>In Seattle, the survival from an out of hospital cardiac arrest is 61% while in most community’s survival is in the single digits. This difference in part relates to the fact that over 2 out of three of Seattle’s citizens are trained in CPR. Working with the business community, the Foundation intends to change the culture of our community to make learning to save a life an integral part of being a good citizen. We are training businesses not only how to perform CPR and to use an AED, but also to train others on how to do this. Watch this program grow as we engage New Mexico to become a fully CPR trained community.<a href=”http://projectheartstartnm.org” data-mce-href=”http://projectheartstartnm.org”>Click here to find out more or schedule a training.</a><img class=”wp-image-74 alignleft” src=”https://secureservercdn.net/×78.png” alt=”new-heart-logo-finalberry” width=”327″ height=”85″ data-mce-src=”https://secureservercdn.net/×78.png” />The New Heart center was developed in 1972 by Dr. Richard Lueker. Now an integral part of the New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation, The New Heart cardiac rehabilitation program helps hundreds of people each month come back from a heart attack, heart surgery, heart transplants or heart failure. Cardiac rehabilitation is instrumental in providing a bright future for people who thought that not possible. This 12 week/36 session program has been shown to lower the risk for future heart attacks and reduce the risk of heart failure or dying from heart disease.At New Heart, participants receive a tailored exercise program, nutrition and weight management advice along with stress reduction training.New Heart is located in a beautiful facility at 601 Lomas Blvd. in the Martineztown neighborhood of Albuquerque, just east of downtown.<a href=”http://www.newheartnm.com” data-mce-href=”http://www.newheartnm.com”>Click here to find out more about New Heart Center for Wellness, Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation.</a><strong>New Heart | New You</strong>The Institute sponsors the New Heart | New You program, which educates the public in heart disease prevention. The program consists of lectures on diet, exercise, stress reduction and general heart disease prevention. It also offers access to an exercise facility.Contact the NMHIF at (505) 881-8195 for information on this program.<br />