OR boy who collapsed has successful heart surgery



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 12-year-old Salem, Ore., boy who collapsed during a basketball practice has undergone successful cardiac surgery.

A spokeswoman for Doernbecher (DORN-becker) Children’s Hospital in Portland said Isaac Arzate (Are-ZAH-tay) was listed in critical condition Friday night after surgery earlier in the day. Brycie Jones says such a listing is typical following surgery.

The boy collapsed Jan. 6 while resting on the sidelines after getting winded during a practice drill.

Coach Lee Sampson immediately began CPR while another coach called 911.

A 14-year-old La Center, Wash., boy who collapsed Jan. 3 during a middle school basketball practice died Monday at a different Portland hospital. Cody Sherrell’s (SHARE-il) coaches also performed CPR.