The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) is a program to link out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases with their EMS care to hospital outcomes through a secured, web-based database. As one of the largest EMS registries in the world, participation in CARES has helped to improve patient outcomes, increase community health education efforts, and equip first responders with life-saving tools. In late 2021, New York joined 29 other states and 50 communities in 16 additional states as a statewide program, based in Buffalo through UBMD Emergency Medicine.


Participation is free for all New York State EMS agencies, hospitals, and 911 dispatch centers.

Participating Agencies


Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death with nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cases occurring every year in the United States. About 89% of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die. 👏❤️
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Bystanders must act quickly when a victim needs CPR. When oxygen is suddenly cut off from the brain due to stroke or other serious conditions, every minute counts. 👏♥️
Learn how to save a life:
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Return to work and everyday life following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Results from the national survey, DenHeart

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