Healthy Teen Suffers Cardiac Arrest – What Happened?

  • Drew Strasser, 18, collapsed during an early morning tennis practice in August when his heart suddenly stopped beating.
  • “His diagnosis is what’s referred to as idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, which basically means we don’t have another diagnosis,” Dr. Adam Kean told TODAY. Kean treated Strasser at Riley Hospital for Children after the collapse.
  • Medical professionals are still unable to specifically identify what caused a healthy teenager with no history of heart issues to suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a tennis practice over the summer, his family says.