Mr. James is in stable condition after suffering a cardiac arrest on Monday (July 24). According to a family spokesman, LeBron And Savannah James‘ son experienced a health scare while practicing basketball for the University of Southern California.
The statement said:
“Yesterday, during practice, Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. Paramedics were able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is currently in a stable condition and is no longer in the ICU. We ask for respect and privacy for the James family, and we will update the media as more information becomes available,” the statement said, according to CNN and ESPN. “LeBron and Savannah would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes.”
It is not clear if Bronny is still hospitalized or is at home with his family. LeBron, Savannah, Bronny and brother Bryce have not posted about the medical issue on their Instagram accounts.
According to the statement, what Bronny experienced was a cardiac arrest, which is different and not interchangeable with a heart attack. According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart stops beating causing the heart to stop beating, while a heart attack is a condition in which blood flow to the heart is blocked.
Cardiac arrest also occurs “suddenly and often without warning.” Usually, “a person loses consciousness and has no pulse.” It is unclear whether Bronny was active during cardiac arrest or in a calm state.
However, immediate medical treatment is important for Bronny as the AHA says death can occur “within minutes” if left untreated. In fact, the American Heart Association states that “sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death.” According to statistics, nearly 350,000 reported “out-of-hospital” cardiac arrests occur every year in the United States