LITTLE ROCK – Clinton School student Josh Stokes has completed his final school project with a cardiac screening program for children administered by the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Since September, Stokes has worked with the Houston Early Age Risk Testing and Screening (HEARTS) program, designed to screen all sixth grade children in the Houston Independent School District for cardiac abnormalities and congenital heart defects.
Stokes’ work included coordinating screenings with schools, doctors and technicians, as well as developing a business model for the HEARTS program. He managed screenings at two Houston area schools in which he helped screen 272 children.
About one out of 100 children in the United States has an undiagnosed heart condition.