Medical Mystery: What Caused Healthy Teen’s Heart to Stop?

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Maeve is an energetic, athletic 16-year-old who likes to keep busy. So when she experienced a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) while playing softball last year, it was as serious as it was unexpected. Thanks to the treatment and care she received at the Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), she's ready to get back on the field. But what caused her heart to stop? 

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