Waseeq Shahid

Waseeq Shahid

Waseeq, age 15, was at his high school basketball tryouts on October 19, 2009. Six minutes into the tryouts, Waseeq suddenly collapsed. CPR was administered immediately and paramedics arrived within six minutes and transported him to the hospital just across the street. He was pronounced dead at the hospital and the cause was an undetected Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Waseeq showed no signs or symptoms of a heart condition. A week prior to his death, Waseeq had a pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) and was cleared to play although no heart screening was performed.