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Full recovery for Salem boy, 12, who collapsed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Doctors say a 12-year-old Salem boy who suffered a heart attack and collapsed at a basketball practice will make a full recovery, with no brain damage.


Doctors say CPR and a quick medical response saved Isaac Arzate.


The Oregonian reports he's anxious to return to school and can return to basketball in a few weeks.


Isaac says he doesn't remember collapsing the evening of Jan. 6 at a school gym.


A coach gave him CPR, paramedics arrived and used a defibrillator before taking him to a hospital. He had heart surgery at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.


A 14-year-old La Center, Wash., boy who collapsed Jan. 3 during a middle school basketball practice, Cody Sherrell, died Jan. 10 at a different Portland hospital.


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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com



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