AHA News: A Thump to His Chest During a Game Stopped His Heart. Textbook Response Saved Him.

TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- On April 16, 2021, Peter Laake was a starting freshman defender for his prep school's varsity lacrosse team. He'd had a good year, and now his team was playing a key rival on home turf in Towson, Maryland, a Baltimore suburb.

The first quarter was nearing an end when the ball walloped Peter's chest. Sitting in the stands, his mother heard the ball's impact, then watched her son take a few steps. "I saw his legs kind of flop in the air," said Carron Laake.

Peter turned to see where the ball went. "Then I got dizzy."

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