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Another cyclist dies of heart attack...(7 posts)

Another cyclist dies of heart attack...gregario
Jan 13, 2003 7:06 AM
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You gotta wonderColnagoFE
Jan 13, 2003 7:23 AM
You gotta wonder if someday--lets say 100 years from now-- the docs will be telling people that hard aerobic exercise is bad for you...
You gotta wonderwasabekid
Jan 13, 2003 9:20 AM
I don't think you have to wait that long.

A yearly physical w/ my primary care last January 6, and in consultation with my cardiologist, I told them that I planned to further step up my training this year (by HeartRate Zones). Independent from each other they try to discourage training in the high HRZone and stay @ no more than 75% and they seem to be non-commital on the % of training on hi-zones. So they scheduled another Echocardiogram to establish my baseline for this year.

Go figure.

No autopsy & they're already claiming doping...bent_spoke
Jan 13, 2003 8:18 AM
Leave it to the media to jump on things straight away (no facts required). It could be other things. I know that my wife was required to take medication prior to dental work because of a heart murmur. Evidently, there's something about the bacteria that can attack the heart. My point is that they're could be other causes & not doping. We'll see in a few days.

Anyway, it's a shame though, since he also leaves behind a new daughter (less than a year old).
re:No autopsy & they're already claiming doping...gregario
Jan 13, 2003 9:54 AM
yeah, I don't have the slightest clue about how or when to dope but to suspect doping, especially this time of year, is premature to say the least. (unless he was going to the Tour Down Under). People die suddenly all the time.

I think jumping to conclusions is ridiculous in this case.
Stress of dental workms
Jan 13, 2003 10:32 AM
My late father once had a severe, but non-fatal, cardiac reaction to a routine dental visit. Now, admittedly my father had a history of heart problems and was in his late 50s when he had the reaction. However, the event demonstates that even routine dentistry can cause significant complications.

I understand that there is going to be an autopsy tomorrow. I think that searches of the family home (reported in the press) and speculation about doping are not warranted where the proof, one way or the other, will be readily available after the autopsy.
although it is unusualColnagoFE
Jan 13, 2003 10:37 AM
for a healthy 32 year old to suddenly have a massive heart attack. you'd imagine a pro athlete had been through enough testing to know if they had some congenital heart defect already so assuming he's healthy and has normal ekgs to suddenly keel over at 32 is rare.