Bronny James, the son of NBA star LeBron James, was hospitalized on Monday after suffering from cardiac arrest during basketball practice at the University of Southern California.
Although he has been discharged from the intensive care unit and is currently in a stable condition, concerns about cardiac arrest and myocarditis in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine have resurfaced. This incident has ignited public speculation once again.
Inflammation of the heart, known as myocarditis, can be caused by vaccines as well as viruses, including those unrelated to COVID-19.
However, such cases are rare. Myocarditis can lead to severe illness and necessitate hospitalization, while also increasing the likelihood of cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction of the heart.
Professor Emery explained that viral infections are often responsible for myocarditis, though the reasons why certain individuals are more susceptible to it remain unclear.
A recent study published in the American Heart Association journal has shown that the risk of developing myocarditis after receiving a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is low.
In instances where myocarditis does occur, it usually presents as mild. It is worth noting that teenage boys and young men face the highest risk of developing myocarditis.
There have been speculations about the health condition of Bronny James, suggesting that he may have an undiagnosed heart condition that led to his cardiac arrest. Additionally, some conspiracy theorists have raised the possibility of Bronny using human growth hormones (HGH) or other performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) as a potential cause for his heart stopping.
These theories stem from observations on his physical development, as he has gained significant muscle but hasn’t shown proportional growth in height since his freshman year of high school.
The speculation about Bronny using HGH began when he was 16 and encountering difficulties on the basketball court. Observers noticed that his neck and jaw appeared thicker than his father LeBron’s, leading them to believe he may have been affected by HGH at an early age, possibly as part of a performance-enhancing regimen.
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His younger brother, Bryce James, however, hasn’t demonstrated the same muscle growth, which further fuels these theories.
Unfortunately in these situations everyone is going to come out of the woodwork to point to something that caused this rarity in such a young man.
Wishing Bronny a speedy recovery back to the court.
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