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why is it that healthy young athletes die of heart attacks?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: Generally young athletes have a serious underlying congenital heart or vascular abnormality that causes sudden death.
Answered on Aug 24, 2013

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Death: everyone eventually dies but there are many causes besides heart attack and stroke.
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Dr. Randy Baker
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Multiple causes: Great question! a healthy diet & exercise significantly reduces risk of heart attack but not entirely. Young athletes who die suddenly usually have ge ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Rare: Sudden death hypertensive crisis eclampsia air or pulmonary embolus.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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That is possible.: That is possible. The person's physician may have insight into the matter or autospy may shed light on the matter.

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