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8-year-old Michael Needed Air Transport After Cardiac Arrest

January 12, 2013

Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Wow, that’s a mouthful. It’s also the diagnosis that changed Michael Peck’s life, when he learned that two years of “seizures” were actually life-threatening electrical problems with his heart. Michael was eight when he was playing laser tag with his cousins in Boise and went into cardiac arrest.

At St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital he “coded” and had to be resuscitated several times before he was stable enough for transport to Salt Lake City on an Air St. Luke’s plane. At Primary Children’s Hospital, Michael got a pacemaker and medication; he quickly recovered and was soon back at school. “He’s stronger, more energetic, and more confident than he’s ever been,” says his mom, Kamille. “He’s learned how to swim and ride a bike, and he’s growing like crazy.”

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Pediatric Cardiology

Treating heart conditions such as congenital heart defects and disease, cardiac murmurs, and arrhythmias.

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St. Luke's Children's Cardiology: Boise
100 E. Idaho St.
Suite 304
Boise, ID 83712
(208) 381-7384