Annie FitzPatrick

Annie FitzPatrick
Philadephia, PA

Date of Event: February 12, 2016

I was nineteen years old and I stopped by a local convenient store for some coffee. I had just left a doctors appointment. I collapsed and went into cardiac arrest.  Two police officers were at the store too and had an AED device in their car.  I had been having seizures for years but the doctors always told me that it was neurological.  They were wrong. It was a warning sign of my underlying heart condition.

Diagnosis:  Long QT Syndrome

Treatment: Implantable Defibrllator