Can young, healthy athletes suddenly die?

Author: Dr. Bashar Markabawi Answer: Sudden death is usually defined as an unexpected death in people younger than 35, unrelated to trauma or violence due to heart problems. Fortunately, this is a relatively low occurrence. Sudden death accounts for 1/200,000 annual deaths or 10-25 death per year. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is [...]

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What is Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery?

Author: Dr. Michael Kralik Answer: During the course of our lifetime, we accumulate plaque and blockages inside of our arteries. This aging process is accelerated if we are overweight if we smoke cigarettes, if our blood pressure is elevated, or if we suffer from diabetes. Blockages inside the arteries can [...]

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