AEDs save young athletes lives when cardiac arrest strikes

By Grace Eleyae and Melissa Schenkman

Sudden cardiac arrest strikes only a small number of young athletes but has a 95 percent fatality rate. Experts say schools can beat the odds and help save a life with an on-site AED and trained personnel. Here’s the story of a young basketball player and his family and how an on-site defibrillator saved his life after sudden cardiac arrest.