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The POWER is in your HANDS.

About Heartbeat NOLA

Since New Orleans area musician, Maurice Trosclair's SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) on Valentine’s Day 2017, he and his wife Nancy have learned so much and become acutely aware of the need for more AEDs in the New Orleans area and to have more people trained in Citizen CPR and AEDs. It is through Heartbeat NOLA that we will accomplish this. It is an Awareness and Education Campaign as well as a Fund-Raising Campaign.

Our Mission

Heartbeat NOLA Mission:  To significantly increase the number of New Orleans citizens who are trained in CPR/AED/First Aid and will be able to save a life from Sudden Cardiac Arrest – the leading cause of death in the US.

Heartbeat NOLA is a citizen CPR & AED Awareness and Education Program as well as a Fundraising Campaign to raise money to place more accessible AEDs in the New Orleans area. We also provide training and certification in Adult & Infant CPR, AED and First Aid.

Help make New Orleans a "heart safe community" and request an AED for your location.  

Miracle Meaux's Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Story

On Valentine’s Day February 14, 2017, after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest on an elevator, I was the recipient of an incredibly miraculous and successful “chain of survival.” Bystander CPR and on-location access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) not only saved my life but proved to maximize my recovery.  Citizen first responders provided life-saving efforts before EMS even arrived on the scene.   

On May 28, 2021 Maurice suffered another sudden cardiac arrest at a grocery store just outside of Yosemite National Park in California.  Once again a citizen first responder (this time my wife Nancy) was able to perform CPR before EMS arrived who delivered shocks to restart his heart. He was then transported to Sonora, CA then flown by helicopter to Modesto, CA. where he also made a full recovery.

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