Latest Sudden Cardiac Death Cases / News

Undetected heart disorders contribute to a disturbing number of sudden cardiac deaths in youth ages 5-21 in the United States each year.

Due to the absence of a National Sudden Cardiac Death Register, the Savino Foundation tracks stories from reputable news sources by conducting daily on-line searches. Sadly, the numbers have considerably increased since the year 2000. It is estimated that an SCD case in a young person occurs every three days within the US.

These cases occur while students are in class, during physical education, practice sessions and games for sports such as football, soccer, track, basketball and baseball, to name a few.

Here are some of the latest news stories found:

Age 19 - New Jersey - Competitive Swimmer-Virginia Tech Student Dies After Swim Practice - 12/29/15

Age 16 - Florida - Florida Girl Collapses During Soccer Game; Dies at Hospital - 1/06/16

Age 19 - Florida - University of Florida ROTC Student Dies While Working Out - 11/19/15

Age 18 - Iowa - High School Wrestler Dies Hours After a Meet - 12/19/15

Age 12 - Colorado - 7th Grader Dies After Collapsing at Basketball Game - 12/10/15

Age 16 - Iowa - Basketball Player Collapsed during Practice, Later Died - 12/7/15

Age 14 - Louisiana - Holy Family Student Dies After Basketball Game - 12/03/15

Age 14 - California - Notre Dame High School Basketball Player Dies After Collapsing - 11/16/15

Age 17 - Kansas - Football Player Collapses, Dies During Football Game - 11/04/15

Age 17 - Georgia - High School Football Player Dies Following Collapse - 09/22/15

Age 9 - Ohio - Boy Collapses & Dies During Youth Football Practice - 11/05/15

Age 14 - New Jersey - Student Dies After Collapsing Playing Basketball at School - 10/22/15

Age 13 - Arkansas - Eighth-grader dies after passing out at Middle School - 10/20/15

Age 17 - Texas - 'Great kid, athlete' dies after high school football game - 10/17/15

Age 12 - Missouri - Centralia Middle School girl collapses during mile run - 10/02/15

Age 18 - Florida - UCF Student Collapses in Classroom, Dies - 09/23/15

Age - Virgina - Virginia Military Institute cadet dies after collapsing during training - 09/22/15

Age 13 - Illinois - St. Charles Middle School Athlete Dies After Running at Meet - 09/03/15

Age 10 - North Carolina - Charlotte boy dies from heart condition at football practice - 09/02/15

Age 18 - North Carolina - Lake Norman Charter-Hickory Grove Christian Basketball Player Dies Suddenly - 08/21/15

Age 16 - South Carolina - Student dies after collapsing on soccer field in Greenville - 08/19/15

Age 16 - Georgia - Ware County Student Dies After Playing Basketball - 08/18/15

Age 14 - North Carolina - Southern Guilford High School student dies after collapsing during tryout - 08/06/15

Age 16 - Tennessee - Haywood High football player dies after morning practice - 07/30/15

Age 14 - Indiana - Pike High School football player dies after collapsing at practice - 07/09/15

Age 20 - Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin Student Dies during Rock n Sole Marathon - 6/15/15

Age 10 - Florida - Boy dies after collapsing at summer camp in Miami Gardens - 6/10/15

Age 18 - California - Magnolia Football Player Collapses, Dies - 04/20/15

Age 13 - Virginia - Floyd County Student Collapses Dring Basketball, Dies - 07/29/15

Age 15 - Virginia - Teen Dies on Basketball Court - 07/15/15

Age 13 - Missouri - Granite City Boy Collapses at Football Practice, Dies - 06/17/15

Age 17 - Missouri - Missouri High School Student Dies After Collapsing at Swimming Pool - 06/09/15

Age 14 - California - Eighth Grade Student Collapsed and Died During Gym Class - 05/07/15

Age 16 - California - Gregori High School Student Collapses,Dies during Physical Education Class - 5/5/15

Age 16 - Texas - Student Dies After Collapsing on Campus - 5/1/15

Age 12 - Texas - Boy Dies After Collapsing in Physical Education Class - 4/24/15

Age 15 - AZ - Laveen Student Playing Basketball Collapses & Dies - 04/27/15

Age 15 - Pennsylvania - St. Joe's Prep Footbal Player Collapses, Dies During Workout - 04/18/15

Age 16 - California - High School Track Athlete Dies Suddenly After Collapsing - 03/17/15

Age 16 - New York - High School Student Dies After Second Heart Attack following Track Practice - 03/16/15

Age 17 - Missouri - Student Suffers Fatal Cardiac Arrest at Track Practice - 03/05/15

Age 15 - Tennessee - Hillsboro High Team Mourns Loss of Player - 03/03/15

Age 13 - Illinois - Boy Dies after Collapsing During Basketball Game - 02/06/2015

Age 13 - Michigan - Frankenmuth Community Mourns Loss of Middle School Student - 02/02/2015

Age 13 - California - Boy Dies After Collapsing in Gym Class - 01/26/2015

Age 15 - Rhode Island - Rogers Student Dies After Collapse at Basketball Practice - 12/30/14

Age 20 - South Carolina - Basketball Player Dies Suddenly - 12/24/14

Age 18 - Georgia - East Cobb High School Student Collapses at Desk after a Presentation - 12/19/14

Age 16 - Nebraska - Teen Dies After Fainting on School Bus - 12/02/14

Age 14 - Minnesota - Hockey Player Collapses on Ice During Game, Later Dies - 11/14/14

Age 17 - Georgia - Josey High School Student's Fatal Collapse - 10/13/14

Age 13 - Illinois - Boy dies after collapsing during basketball game in Plainfield - 2/6/15

Age 13 - Michigan - Frankenmuth Community Mourns Loss of 13 Year Old Middle School Student - 2/2/15

Age 13 - Delano Eight Grade Boy Collapses, Dies During Gym Class - 1/27/15

Age 13 - California - Boy Dies After Collapsing in Gym Class - 1/26/15

Age 18 - Massachusetts - Barnstable Man Dies While Playing Basketball - 12/30/14

Age 15 - Rhode Island - Boy Dies After Collapsing at Rogers High Basketball Practice - 12/30/14

Age 18 - Georgia - Lassiter Student Dies After Collapsing in Class - 12/18/14

Age 16 - Oregon - Lincoln City Student Collapses, Later Dies During Physical Education Class - 12/16/14

Age 13 - Texas - Port Arthur Student Collapses in School Halls, Later Died - 11/06/14

Age 12 - Alabama-Student Collapsed at Church Event, Later Died - 11/05/14

Age 17-Georgia_Josey High School Student Collapsed & Died During Pick-up Basketball Game -10/13/14

Age 7-California-Student Dies After Collapsing in Classroom - 10/02/14

Age 17-NorthCarolina-High School Football Player Dies after Collapsing - 9/26/14

Age 12 - New Jersey - Salem Football Player Collapses, Dies during Practice - 9/23/14

Age 15 - Florida-Krop Senior High Student Collapses in PE Class, Later Dies - 9/21/14

Age 17-Michigan-High School Student Reportedly Dies after Collapsing - 9/10/14

Age 16-New York-Curtis High School Football Player Dies after Collapsing at Practice - 9/01/14

Age 16-California-Calexico Student Dies at School of Apparent Cardiac Arrest - 8/29/14

Age 13-Alabama-Pell City Eight Grader Collapses in Class; Died of Heart Problem - 8/28/14

Age 18-Maryland-Morgan State University Athlete Dies after Collapsing - 8/24/14

Age 18-North Carolina-Belmont Abbey Soccer Player Dies After Collapse - 8/22/14

Age 14-South Carolina-High School Student Collapses on Track, Dies - 8/20/14

Age 13-Illinois-Boy Collapses, Dies at Basketball Practice - 8/20/14

Age 14-Florida_Boy Dies at High School Football Camp - 8/13/14

Age 16-Pennsylvania-Burrell High Football Player Collapses, Dies at First Practice - 8/06/14

Age 20-Colorado-Woman Collapses During Half-Marathon, Then Dies - 7/23/14

Age 22-Minnesota-WSU Football Player Dies During Workout - 7/21/14

Age 17-California-High School Tennis Player Dies 8 Days after Collapse on Run - 7/16/14

Age 15-West Virginia-Healthy Teen Athlete Dies Suddenly - 5/24/14

Age 7 - Heart Defect Cited in Philly School Boy's Death - 5/21/14

Age 14 - Mount Laurel, NJ student collapses, dies during physical education class - 5/21/14

Age 13 - Student Collapses, Dies after Physical Education Class - 5/14/14

Age 16-Teen Collapsed during Basketball Game, Died 3 Days Later - 5/09/14

Age 13 - Student Collapsed during PE Class - 5/09/14

Age 16-Teen Basketball Player Collapsed, Died During Tournament - 5/03/14

Age 10-South Carolina-Boy Died at Baseball Practice had Enlarged Heart - 5/01/14

Age 17 - Illinois - Marist High School Student Dies after Collapsing at Senior Overnight Event - 4/25/14

Age 14 - Connecticut - Teen Collapses, Dies at YWCA - 3/24/14

Age 16 - Virginia - Student Collapses During Half-Marathon - 3/18/14

Age 16- Virginia-Teen Dies after Shamrock Half-Marathon - 3/17/14

Age 16-Teen Collapsed and Died During School Field Trip - 2/28/14

Age 14 - Middle School Student Collapses, Dies Following Basketball Game - 2/18/14

Age 14 - Student Collapses During Track Tryouts, Later Dies - 2/17/14

Age 14 - Student Collapses on Campus, Dies After Running Laps - 2/17/14

Age 12 - Tennessee - Myrtle Student Dies From Cardiac Arrest - 2/07/14

Age 21-California-Defensive End Dies After Collapsing During Workout - 2/07/14

Age 16-Teen Athlete Dies During Track/Field Practice - 2/04/14

Age 15 - Student Collapses, Dies During Basketball Game - 1/30/14

Age 12 - Texas - Student Dies After Collapse at Middle School - 1/29/14

Age 15 - Student Collapses, Dies During Cheerleading Practice - 1/23/14

Age 17 - Student Collapses, Dies Following Basketball Game at School - 1/22/14

Age 12 - California - Seemingly Healthy Athlete Dies Playing Soccer - 1/20/14

Age 15 - Godby Student Collapses, Dies During Track Practice - 1/14/14


Please contact the Savino Foundation savinofoundation@aol.com if you locate a recent news story involving the sudden death of a student. Be sure to include the link to the news story in your e-mail.

A group of parents from across the United States, who have all lost children to sudden cardiac arrest, have formed a group called Parent Heart Watch. This group is trying to prevent this from happening by providing awareness, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in all schools, and better cardiac screenings for sports physicals. The Savino Foundation is a member of Parent Heart Watch. For information go to http://www.parentheartwatch.org.