Jackson State University Football Player Resuscitated After Suffering Cardiac Arrest
A Jackson State University football player was resuscitated after suffering cardiac arrest.
On Tuesday night, 21-year-old Kaseem Vauls reportedly arrived at the University of Mississippi Medical Center with stomach pains. The next morning Vauls went into cardiac arrest, prompting doctors to resuscitate him and put him on a ventilator.
“What the doctors think happened, that when Kaseem’s heart was failing, that what was giving him the stomach pains,” Vauls’ father, William, told The Clarion-Ledger. “His liver was suffering as fluid built up with toxins in his liver, kidneys and blood. All those toxins built up in his blood stream, and his heart could not operate properly and the machine is being used to clean out the blood and toxins.”
William added that a cardiologist said Vauls’ heart was only functioning at around 10-15%. Nevertheless, William says his son is still “heavily sedated” but is slowly “progressing.” He added that doctors will gradually lower his medication and “input of the machine.”
“The machine is so his organs can rest and not work so hard,” William tweeted. “Then they will lower down the sedation so he can wake up on his own but that might be until day 4 on the machine.”
It’s unclear on what sparked the injury, but it was reported that Vauls posted videos of himself working out inside of JSU’s weight room prior to his hospitalization. However, Williams says Vauls never told anyone about his stomach pains.
Vauls medical emergency comes just a few weeks after NFL player Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest during the Bills vs. Bengals football game. Hamlin received cpr on the field and was quickly transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Since then, Hamlin has made an amazing recovery and was spotted at the recent Super Bowl game.
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