Bronny James, the son of LeBron James, experienced a cardiac arrest at USC, shocking the basketball world.
The incident happened during a workout for the 18-year-old future NBA prospect, who had previously pledged his future to the university. Prior to being transported to the hospital by ambulance, he received treatment on the scene.
James, who was initially treated in the intensive care unit, has reportedly now left the ICU and is no longer in danger, according to TMZ.
James has joined an increasing trend of athletes over the past several years who have experienced heart problems during competition. Christian Eriksen and Damar Hamlin are the most well-known examples of recent times.
However, there could be many instances of cardiac arrest because there are so many variables at play. One of the public’s worries has been the COVID-19 vaccine, with questions being raised concerning the alleged increase in cardiac problems among athletes and student-athletes since the coronavirus and the subsequent vaccines.
A number of vaccines can make someone more likely to have myocarditis. The majority of medical professionals claim that this only happens in “rare cases,” but they also claim that men between the ages of 18 and 29 are more likely to experience it, especially after the second dose.
Cardiac arrest may result from myocarditis. LeBron and Bronny are claimed to have gotten at least two doses of the vaccine, and although there is no evidence that this was the cause of Bronny’s terrible episode, the James family was one of the vaccine’s early vocal supporters.
Some people with early myocarditis don’t experience symptoms. Others may face mild symptoms.
Common myocarditis symptoms include:
- Chest pain
- Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias)
- Shortness of breath, at rest or during activity
- Light-headedness or feeling like you might faint
- Flu-like symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pain, fever, or sore throat