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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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My brother died of apparent heartattack this week? I want to know the reason

They say it was an apparent heartattack.No signs or symptoms. He was 41(smoker-moderate drinker)complained of faintness,laid on ground-turned purple from neck up and I guess was gone. No complaints of chest tightness-nothing! Coronor said no autopsy was needed.Could it have been a blot clot or anyrysm? He was raking the lawn. He was very active always doing things. I just dont understand.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Hi jie

this may be a sort of case of sudden cardiac death syndrome. various underlying diseases can be account for that. like HOCM, aortic stenosis etc.

this can have been cleared by autopsy only.
I can feel your concern but better leave it on destiny, many a times medical science prooves to be too small to combat the situations

best wishes
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if you want an autopsy, demand one. he died young, so i'd assume they'd do one. sorry for your loss.
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