Northside Hospital Heart Institute's Dr. Marcus Brown was recently featured on FOX 5’s Portia. He participated in a life-saving discussion with the American Heart Association about the importance of CPR training.

"Sadly, each year, over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States, and 90% of these people die," said Dr. Brown. "If more people learned CPR, this could double or triple a person’s chance of survival, especially if performed immediately.

"In 2009, the American Heart Association launched a nationwide Hands-Only CPR campaign to raise awareness about this life-saving skill. As an interventional cardiologist with Northside Hospital Heart Institute and president of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta American Heart Association, this initiative is one that I am very passionate about."

Watch Dr. Brown's interview here.

Learn more about Hands-Only CPR.

Learn more about cardiovascular services at Northside.


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Dr. Marcus Brown

Specialties: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

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Dr. Marcus L. Brown is a board-certified physician in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology, and currently serves as the Chief of Cardiology at Northside Hospital, as well as the Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation.

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