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sherbert90

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17908737

Alexander Dale Oen, Norweigian swimming champion, has died of a cardiac arrest. What is it with heart problems in sports people recently?

Recently, we have had footballer Fabrice Muamba, who very nearly died. Then Italian footballer Morosini, who did die a couple of weeks ago. Then Claire Squires, a seemingly fit person running the London marathon who died last week.

Just goes to show, it doesn't matter how healthy you are, if you're numbers up, it's up frown.

khushy

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maybe its all the new drugs they take?!?!?!?

Greg66

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Entirely possible this happens a lot more than people realise. It's getting reported at the moment though precisely because of the deaths you mention. In a few weeks/months normal service will resume.

carmonk

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Flavour of the month. Newsreaders with epilepsy then athletes with heart problems. It's manufactured news.

goldblum

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Some genetic heart conditions can easily be missed during health screening anyway,but since 1982 all Italian professional and amateur athletes have to have electrocardiograms and the death rate has dropped by 89% compared with the rest of the population (U.Of Padua,2006).

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sherbert90

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carmonk said:
Flavour of the month. Newsreaders with epilepsy then athletes with heart problems. It's manufactured news.
I'd hardly call it 'manufactured news' these people have died. Some press coverage may over hype it, but the fact remains.

garyhun

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It would be interesting to understand the numbers this year in relation to previous years.

Is this a strange bump in the stats or what is normally expected?

carmonk

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sherbert90 said:
carmonk said:
Flavour of the month. Newsreaders with epilepsy then athletes with heart problems. It's manufactured news.
I'd hardly call it 'manufactured news' these people have died. Some press coverage may over hype it, but the fact remains.
Atheletes die every day. This batch started because a footballer had a heart attack in the middle of a game, which is unusual for obvious reasons. Then the bandwagon kept rolling and we're hearing perfectly commonplace events being reported as suddenly newsworthy.

goldblum

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garyhun said:
It would be interesting to understand the numbers this year in relation to previous years.

Is this a strange bump in the stats or what is normally expected?
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1272/is_2670_129/ai_72272603/

For more comprehensive statistics you'll want a journal like the International Journal of Cardiology this is not free but the abstracts are.. http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescriptio...

Edited by goldblum on Tuesday 1st May 15:14

Hoofy

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162 months

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Last time I'm doing HIIT!

ApexJimi

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123 months

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Hoofy said:
Last time I'm doing HIIT!
Any excuse hehe


garyhun

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Hoofy said:
Last time I'm doing HIIT!
I was this morning!!!!!!!!!!

ewenm

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UK Athletics tweeted a link to the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) charity, who offer subsidised screeneing for people between 14 and 35.

See here: http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/general_information_on_car...

goldblum

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garyhun said:
Hoofy said:
Last time I'm doing HIIT!
I was this morning!!!!!!!!!!
Lol,unless there's a history of heart disease in the family you'll be OK.If there is then get checked.Anyway,and I don't mean anything by this,but those unfortunates who died because of undiagnosed heart disease well,...y'know...they were doing proper exercise. wink

ApexJimi

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In seriousness, I often think about this.

My mother has an extra heartbeat (heart murmur?)

My grandfather, from my Dad's side had a tripple heart bypass, and my grandmother, also from my Dad's side, had angina in the latter stages of her life.

Both my grandmother's died from ovarian cancer, and various other family members have died from cancer too.

It's not looking good for me, is it?!

goldblum

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I'm not sure but I think you can get a free heartscan off the NHS if you're over 45 and display 2 or more risk factors for heart disease.

Edited by goldblum on Tuesday 1st May 17:39

garyhun

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goldblum said:
Lol,unless there's a history of heart disease in the family you'll be OK.If there is then get checked.Anyway,and I don't mean anything by this,but those unfortunates who died because of undiagnosed heart disease well,...y'know...they were doing proper exercise. wink
Hey, I get slightly breathless wink

Hoofy

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ApexJimi said:
Hoofy said:
Last time I'm doing HIIT!
Any excuse hehe
S'me!

Hoofy

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garyhun said:
goldblum said:
Lol,unless there's a history of heart disease in the family you'll be OK.If there is then get checked.Anyway,and I don't mean anything by this,but those unfortunates who died because of undiagnosed heart disease well,...y'know...they were doing proper exercise. wink
Hey, I get slightly breathless wink
They may well have been doing proper exercise but should we risk it if it may also affect those doing improper exercise?

goldblum

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Hoofy said:
garyhun said:
goldblum said:
Lol,unless there's a history of heart disease in the family you'll be OK.If there is then get checked.Anyway,and I don't mean anything by this,but those unfortunates who died because of undiagnosed heart disease well,...y'know...they were doing proper exercise. wink
Hey, I get slightly breathless wink
They may well have been doing proper exercise but should we risk it if it may also affect those doing improper exercise?
*sigh*

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