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Why did this guy with high blood pressure die?

A man with high blood pressure, on Lasix, sat in a 112 degree hot tub while drinking a bottle of wine. He was found dead underwater 4 hours later with an empty bottle of wine. Did he die before or after slipping under the water?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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NO offense I have to answer this one. I hate answering something like this since I know my percentage will go down on being the right answer. A hot tub will not go up to 114 degrees. So this doesn't happen. If it is an old tub it will have a high limit switch tthat at 108 will flip it off. A modern tub being one, that is electronic will not go past 104. It can creep to 105-108 max. with a direct sunlight in the summer. As far as the other answers..being his vessels were dil. they are correct. A clot could have formed or mere blackout and therefore drowing. I am not a doctor of humans so I cannot say. But as far as the tub...You need a better teacher that is posing this question since they do not know what temps are actually involved in hot tubs. Tubs are safe.
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