Doctors have finally gotten to the bottom of what sparked Bronny James’ cardiac arrest and it’s a bit scary.
A spokesperson for LeBron James’ son Bronny, is revealing the probable cause of Bronny’s sudden cardiac arrest has been identified as an anatomically and functionally significant congenital heart defect.
The rep added that the young athlete’s condition can and will be treated, and his family is very confident he will make a full recovery, which includes a return to basketball in the very near future.
Bronny received his diagnosis after a comprehensive initial evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Late last month, news broke that Bronny had suffered the terrifying medical emergency during a basketball practice at USC’s Galen Center.
He was cared for by on-site medical staff and transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was treated in the intensive care unit before being deemed stable enough to be released to general care.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrest occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. This differs from a heart attack, which happens when blood flow to the organ is blocked.
LeBron looked worried as paparazzi photographed him visiting his eldest at the hospital amid his several-day stay at the hospital. The NBA star, eventually spoke out on Twitter to thank the countless people sending his family love and prayers saying;
“We feel you and I’m so grateful,” he wrote, going on to assure concerned fans that “everyone [is] doing great. We have our family together, safe and healthy, and we feel your love, We’ll have more to say when we’re ready but I wanted to tell everyone how much your support has meant to all of us! #JamesGang.”