(CBS) — We hear the stories from time to time: a seemingly healthy young athlete suddenly collapses and dies, for no apparent reason. Now, with school sports programs gearing up, a suburban hospital is trying to do something about it.
WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports.
Each year, more than 3,000 American children and teenagers die while playing sports from a heart problem they didn’t know they had. Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn is working with the organization, Young Hearts for Life, to prevent such sudden deaths.