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Second Opinion

Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes

Patient Story: Sudden cardiac arrest is usually caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart, and leads to a sudden loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. Nine out of 10 people who experience sudden cardiac arrest, die from it. Fortunately, star basketball player Mike Papale survived because of the quick reaction of an EMT, who immediately initiated CPR and the chain of survival. Mike and his Mom, Joan, share their story of survival and living through the aftermath of sudden cardiac...
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Monday, April 15 at 1:00 pm on 12.1


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  • Saturday, April 6 at 8:30 am on 12.2

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SECOND OPINION focuses on health literacy in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. The long-running series engages a panel of medical professionals and lay people in honest, in-depth discussions about life-changing medical decisions. SECOND OPINION seeks to improve doctor-patient communication, empower patients to take charge of their healthcare and, in turn, help them navigate the medical system for better health outcomes. Host Dr. Peter Salgo presents intriguing, real-life cases to experts representing every medical specialty, who then grapple with the diagnosis and treatment options. SECOND OPINION seeks to improve doctor-patient communication, empower patients to take charge of their healthcare and, in turn, help them navigate the medical system for better health outcomes.