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Doctor insights on: Sudden Death Due To Exsanguination Alcoholism

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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

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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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I have just been diagnosed with severe central sleep apnea - idiopathic. Is this likely to lead to sudden death or will treatment options markedly i'?

I have just been diagnosed with severe central sleep apnea - idiopathic. Is this likely to lead to sudden death or will treatment options markedly i'?

Improved Health: You are on the road to improving your health and minimizing risks for life shortening factors. Carefully consider the treatment recommendations for your particular condition and definitely implement them completely. In no time you will feel the difference in improved energy and strength and be well on your way to the vibrant life you have been waiting for! ...Read more

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Why does sudden death happen?

Why does sudden death happen?

Sudden death: This is usually due to issues causing the heart to stop suddenly such as heart attack, irregular lethal heart rhythms or pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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What are some causes for sudden death in adults?

What are some causes for sudden death in adults?

So many: Commonly a blocked artery can cause sudden death, but also an old heart attack that caused scarring of the heart muscle or weak heart can predispose to sudden death.
Also sudden death can occur in patients with genetic abnormality that cause the heart to be enlarged.
Sudden death can occur with anomalies of coronary or with genetic abnormality that cannot be detected by echo or EKG. ...Read more

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How to cope with the sudden death of a grandparent?

How to cope with the sudden death of a grandparent?

Grief: These events force us to recognize that anyone -- young or old, healthy or sick -- can die at any time. This is a milestone of maturity. It makes us appreciate the time we have together. During the grief process, your mind and body will feel different. If the changes last more than a few weeks or are disabling, your physician can be your guide -- a brief course of talk rx generally works. ...Read more

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How common in sudden death in athletic people?

How common in sudden death in athletic people?

Varies: It's impossible to give a straight forward answer to this question due to the amount of confounding factors that could be involved. However, the most common cause of sudden death in athletes is a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is relatively rare and is estimated to cause death in less than 100 competitive athletes in the US every year. ...Read more

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I have wolff parkinsons white syndrome what are my chances of sudden death?

I have wolff parkinsons white syndrome what are my chances of sudden death?

WPW and SCD: WPW is not one of the cardiac rhythm problems that is necessarily associated with sudden cardiac death. WPW is also a disease that has a spectrum of severity and you can discuss this with your doctor and will depend upon how many episodes and the severity. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured spleen cause sudden death?

Can a ruptured spleen cause sudden death?

Maybe: Ruptured spleen will cause internal bleeding. If the injury is severe and there is no medical treatment available, then it is possible to die from internal bleeding. ...Read more

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