Kelli MacTaggart

Kelli MacTaggart

Kelli was a healthy, 17-year-old who awoke one morning feeling dizzy, but thought it was because she hadn’t eaten. Once at school, she fainted while walking to class with friends, who called 911 and ran for the athletic trainer. When EMS arrived she was awake and alert but when she stood up, she went into SCA. EMS used an AED and the trainer performed CPR. After multiple cardiac arrests across the next 18 hours, she was diagnosed with severe myocarditis complicated by a suspected autoimmune disorder. She had an ICD implanted and is now on immunosuppressants.