Be Smart, Save a Heart

635,000 Americans have a heart attack every year and account for every 1 in 3 deaths.   This equates to every 34 seconds 1 American will have a heart attack and that every 1 minute someone will die of their cardiovascular event.    Current data shows 22% of these persons are already dead by the time help arrives, 37% of persons having a heart attack outside of a hospital are witnessed by someone.  But there is hope, 33% received CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) by someone before help arrived!  Of the persons who had CPR, 11% survived compared to the persons who had a witnessed heart attack and did not get CPR (only 7% survival).   An Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) was used in 4% of victims before help arrived and of these 30% survived!

Meet the Team

The Idaho Heart Foundation has the support of dedicated community volunteers that believe in the advancement of cardiovascular education and awareness for the community

Dr. Wachter

Blake Wachter, MD, PhD

Founder & President

Eric Day

Eric Day, EMS Chief

Vice President

Jeff Townsend

Jeff Townsend



Jacob Gilbert

Heart 2 Heart Support Group Lead

Next Steps...

We need to raise funds for AED’s, training, equipment, and the Heart2Heart Support Group