On July 24, 2023, LeBron James’s eldest son, Bronny James, suffered a cardiac arrest. Bronny, who plays for University of Southern California’s Trojans men’s basketball, suffered the attack while practicing at the Trojans campus. Now, the family has revealed the cause of Bronny James cardiac arrest. You’ll however, get to know in this article.
When the incident happened, Bronny was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Hospital. He was taken care of in the hospital’s intensive care unit where he was stabilized. Doctors subsequently discharged him days later.
Cause of Bronny James cardiac arrest
The latest update the athlete’s family shared regarding his health, revealed what led to the cardiac arrest. According to the family, a Congenital Heart Defect was what caused Bronny’s cardiac arrest.
“After a comprehensive initial evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center led by Dr. Merije Chukumerije and follow-up evaluations at the Mayo Clinic led by Dr. Michael J. Ackerman and Atlantic Health/Morristown Medical Center led by Dr. Matthew W. Martinez, the probable cause of Mr. James’ sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has been identified,” part of the statement indicated.
Congenital heart defect was the cause of Bronny James’ cardiac arrest on July 24 and there is confidence he will make a full recovery and return to basketball in the very near future, per statement from James family spokesperson. pic.twitter.com/LLv4S9ro0x
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The statement added; “It is an anatomically and functionally significant Congenital Heart Defect which can and will be treated.
The family conclude in their statement that “We are very confident in Bronny’s full recovery and return to basketball in the very near future. We will continue to provide updates to media and respectfully reiterate the family’s request for privacy.”