Date of Event: Mar 05, 2018
It was the first day of softball tryouts at my high school. After doing a base running drill, I went to center field for a pop fly drill. As I was running to catch a ball, I collapsed. My coach started CPR while the trainers got the AED. They shocked me twice until EMS arrived. The EMTs continued CPR and shocked me 2 more times. I spent 2 days in ICU and 9 days in the cardiac care unit at CHOP until I had my defibrillator placed. The doctors don’t know what caused my cardiac arrest. My brothers were tested and both had some findings on their stress tests. Now we are all on medication to control our heart rhythms.
Diagnosis: Ventricular Fibrillation
Treatment: Subcutaneous ICD and medication