Medical professionals hope to prevent teen cardiac deaths
June 25, 2017
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — After Donovan Catholic High School wrestler Brandon Gonzalez fell unconscious when his heart stopped at the end of a January match, media coverage focused on the heroic efforts that revived him.
For those all-too-familiar with such nightmares, however, the focus was different: How can we prevent the next one? Because there will be a next one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one student-athlete suffers sudden cardiac arrest every three to four days.
"You read about it probably at least two times a year," Pat Trott, an advocate for cardia...