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Doctor insights on: Sudden Death From Pneumonia

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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

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...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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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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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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What are the factors of sudden death in youths? what can be done in daily life or health checkup to avoid it?

What are the factors of sudden death in youths? what can be done in daily life or health checkup to avoid it?

Unexpected deaths...: Teens die suddenly in several ways. Teach kids to always think ahead wisely. That requires good, balanced parenting... which usually means parents in their 20's, not teen parents (prevent teen pregnancies). Teens die by sudden impact, as in car crashes, falling from high places, etc. There is also sudden impact with a bullet. Teens and guns are a bad combination. There's also heart arrythmias... ...Read more

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Keep reading about people suddenly dying of myocarditis without knowing anything was wrong it scares the life out me how common is it for sudden death to occur?

Very rare: When the news hits the paper, it must be a rare event. If one worries over so many potential causes for death, one would not be able to live a full life. If you are healthy otherwise, don't worry. Worrying too much can cause illness by itself. ...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