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Although there were a few early signs of Ryan's heart condition, nothing could have prepared Ryan's family for the news that he nearly died while playing soccer. During his first game as a starter, he couldn't catch his breath and his heart raced as pain shot down his neck and back. After two hospital stays in his home state, Ryan was transferred to the U-M Cardiovascular Center, where he received a diagnosis along with a defibrillator and pacemaker. His doctor stated that Ryan's condition is usually discovered during autopsy.
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