Undergrad inspired by past to join cardiac arrest study

From: Collegiate Times

Cardiac arrest is a sudden disruption of the pumping action of the heart, which can be fatal. It was this instantaneous event that began the chain reaction motivating Spencer Lovegrove, a junior majoring in Biological Sciences, to commit to cardiac arrest research and an anticipated medical career.

Lovegrove was only in the sixth grade when his sister, Grace — an avid 18-year-old runner — collapsed in the street due to cardiac arrest during a 10-mile practice run.

“It pointed me in a certain direction because of what happened,” said Lovegrove, who decided in high school to pursue a medical career with a special interest in the miraculous condition that took his sister’s life.

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