PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Doctors say a 12-year-old Salem boy who suffered a heart attack and collapsed at a basketball practice will make a full recovery, with no brain damage.
Doctors say CPR and a quick medical response saved Isaac Arzate (Are-ZAH-tay).
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/w1AHbX) he’s anxious to return to school and can return to basketball in a few weeks.
Isaac says he doesn’t remember collapsing the evening of Jan. 6 at a school gym. A coach gave him CPR, paramedics arrived and used a defibrillator before taking him to a hospital. He had heart surgery at Doernbecher (DORN-becker) Children’s Hospital in Portland.
A 14-year-old La Center, Wash., boy who collapsed Jan. 3 during a middle school basketball practice, Cody Sherrell (SHARE-il), died Jan. 10 at a different Portland hospital.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com