Teen Basketball Player Saved by CPR Highlights Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Sports

Health experts say about 1 in 80,000 young athletes die of sudden cardiac arrest each year. For 15-year-old Ryan Chian he was almost that ‘one’. Fortunately for him, the swift actions of two young teens administering CPR helped save the young basketball player after he collapsed from cardiac arrest.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health cardiologist Scott Ceresnak explains how cardiac arrest in youth sports is rare, but it still happens once every 5 days, and knowing CPR and being AED ready is critical.

Now, with an ICD implant, Ryan is slowly moving back to his favorite passion and rooting for his teams, in time for March Madness – one heartbeat at a time. View the full story here.

Courtesy CBS Bay Area (KPIX)


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