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WHat is the average bilirubin total levels of death from alcoholism.

WHat is the average bilirubin total levels of death from alcoholism.

It depends on the: cause of death. It may be entirely normal if death is due to aspiration or respiratory depression. With death due to alcoholic liver disease the terminal event is typically bleeding to death due to ruptured esophageal varices from portal hypertension. Again the bilirubin may be normal. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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What is the cause of sudden death in elite athletes?

What is the cause of sudden death in elite athletes?

Thickened heart: The most common cause of sudden death in elite athletes in the US is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is a rare condition of the actual muscle of the heart becoming so large and thick as to obstruct outgoing blood flow. Because outgoing flow is reduced the heart must work even harder to pump blood to supply oxygen to the body. ...Read more

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I know apoplexy means sudden death but why?

I know apoplexy means sudden death but why?

Rupture blood vessel: Apoplexy is a medical term, which can be used to describe a rupture or bleeding of vessel in the brain--"bleeding" in a stroke (formerly described as a cerebrovascular accident) with sudden loss of neurologic function. It does not actually mean sudden death. ...Read more

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Bronchial pnuemonia and sudden death -accidental?

Bronchial pnuemonia and sudden death -accidental?

Probably not: Some pneumonia is very aggressive and even with treatment may cause death. Age, smoker, lung disease, heart trouble. Other illnesses. ...Read more

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In what instance if any, could pvcs, pacs ect. Potentially cause sudden death ?

In what instance if any, could pvcs, pacs ect. Potentially cause sudden death ?

Never: Pacs and pvcs never can cause sudden death which is due to ventricular fibrillation or asystole. The substrate for those is serious, underlying structural heart disease such as occurs during or after heart attacks or with rare congenital diseases (like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or long qt syndrome). ...Read more

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Can benign ventricular ectopy turn into that scary sudden death heart problem?

Can benign ventricular ectopy turn into that scary sudden death heart problem?

Ectopy: Benign type ventricular ectopy in an otherwise normal heart rarely is associated with sudden death. If the situation changes so that the previously benign ectopy continues to exist but now within a diseased myocardium, the situation is altered. ...Read more

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I am sedentary, obese, have high bp, scared of sudden death. Are my chances of sudden death over 30%? I stay chronically stressed and have anxiety.

Risk of sudden death: Assessing the risk of sudden death is a serious process and can not be done based on a few words. A careful evaluation is required. You have identified some important areas of concern about your health, and you should have a medical doctor guide you into better shape. Get a consult here on HealthTap or see a doctor in person to get started and get all your questions answered. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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