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Doug Blasdell Cause Of Death
Depends on BSA: The death rate from steven's johnson syndrome (sjs) is dependent on the extent of skin sloughing. When body surface area (bsa) sloughing is less than 10%, the mortality rate is approximately 1-5%. However, with more extensive sloughing (30% bsa) the death rate is 25-35%, or higher. ...Read more
STARVATION VERY: Closely followed by death. Both are trending downwards though. ...Read more
Multiple causes: High blood pressure is the most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage. Also if an aneurysm ruptures, it leaks blood into the space around the brain. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases. Amyloid angiopathy, head trauma and liver disease just to name a few. ...Read more
Genetic abnormality: Mutiple genetic defects may unfortunately lead to sudden death. The most common include long qt syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and brugada syndrome. Others are being identified all the time. Often there is a family history of premature sudden death. Some people have prior palpitations, dizziness, or syncope before the episode of sudden death. Genetic screening blood tests are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exclusion: All deaths are ultimately from the electrical system of the heart stopping, but if someone not on drugs simply falls over dead and the autopsy & labs show no clear fatal lesion, i look for entities that cause rhythm problems such as coronary atherosclerosis, emphysema, or structural defects. When not present, look for a channelopathy (old ekg's, gene studies). That's a start -- wishing you comfort. ...Read more
How dangerous is wide complex tachycardia in Wolff Parkinson white patients? Risk of sudden death?
WPW: Wide complex tachycardia in WPW can be benign but not always. It is important to discuss with your cardiologist or electrophysiology physician and ask your specific situation. ...Read more
Heart Disease: The #1 cause of death in women is heart disease. It is a universally under-appreciated problem, but specifically in the United States. Diet, excercise, "baby aspirin", and regular checkups with your doctor are good preventive measures, particularly if you have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease. ...Read more
Could elevated IGF-1indicate a malignancy in a certain part of body in absence of acromegaly? 212 now 218 (191-high normal);breast ca survivor;wt loss
Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. Father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death Explain please?
It pushes on brain: A subdural hematoma, as a result of a head injury, is a collection of blood between the covering of the brain and the surface of the brain. The bleeding after an injury fills the brain area very rapidly, compressing the brain with the pressure from the enlarging glob of blood (the hematoma). Our brains do not tolerate compression, which stops some of the normal brain functions, and then we die. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer