Tuan Pham suffered a cardiac arrest while participating in the 39th Long Beach Half Marathon on Sunday 15 October. Just then, heart surgeon Dr. Ryan Chiu happened to be walking out of a restaurant and saw him collapse. Dr. Chiu started CPR immediately and called Long Beach Memorial to assemble a team for cardiac surgery. It was discovered that Pham had advanced coronary artery disease and the team performed triple bypass surgery. Pham woke up with no idea about what had happened. He didn’t know he had heart disease. Pham encourages people with a family history of heart disease to see a doctor and get checked, even if they lead a healthy lifestyle.
Marathon Runner Suffered Cardiac Arrest, Was Saved by Heart Surgeon Who Saw Him Collapse: 'What Are the Odds?'
Our website provides information for general knowledge and informational purposes only. We do not offer medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Readers should consult with qualified healthcare professionals for personalized medical advice.
While we endeavor to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided, we do not guarantee its completeness or suitability for any specific purpose. The use of this website is at the reader’s own risk.
By accessing and using this website, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the website owners, authors, contributors, and affiliates from any claims, damages, liabilities, losses, or expenses resulting from your use of the information presented herein.
You May Also Like