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AED comes to aid of Chicago university basketball player

Athlete had no family history of heart disease, collapsed during practice


By Janice Youngwith
The Chicago Daily Herald

CHICAGO — Like most college athletes, 21-year-old Liz Pearlman, an Aurora University junior and women's basketball center, worrying about cardiac arrest is something that never crossed her radar.

"There's no family history of heart disease," says the six-foot Chicago native who had just completed her first day of practice on Oct. 15 when the unthinkable happened.

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