Dr. Gary Stapleton
Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology
Dr. Alfred Asante-Korang
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s pediatric cardiology team is working with the American Heart Association to call attention to childhood heart health. “One in 100 babies are born with a heart defect, so it’s important to increase awareness for early screenings,” says Dr. Gary Stapleton, a member of the Heart Walk cabinet. Now in their fourth year of partnership, the two organizations made the first joint effort to bring hands-only CPR training to local high schools. “CPR has been accepted as a graduation requirement in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties,” says Dr. Alfred Asante-Korang. “The AHA is really an organization that we can use to make an impact,” Dr. Stapleton adds.
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See how other local leaders are supporting the American Heart Association here.