Every five years, the American Heart Association publishes updated standards for resuscitation. The most current recommendations cover cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiac care (ECC). These new guidelines emphasize the importance of high-quality CPR and early advanced care. As a recognized center for cardiac catheterization and stroke, Baystate Medical Center provides comprehensive care for all types of cardio-cerebrovascular emergencies. The recommendations also cover pediatric cardiac care and resuscitation.