January 18th, 2010

Cardiac Arrest Claims Chicago Bears Gaines Adams

By Kelley Luckstein

The 26-year-old defensive end for the Chicago Bears, Gaines Adams, died on Sunday, January 17, of cardiac arrest resulting from an enlarged heart, according to Greenwood County, South Carolina chief deputy coroner Marcia Kelley-Clark, as reported in the Chicago Tribune. Drug use was not suspected to be a factor in Adams’ death, although toxicology tests are being conducted…

 

An enlarged heart is not always preventable, but it is usually treatable, according to Mayo Clinic. Treatment can include medication, surgery, or medical procedures, depending on the cause of the cardiomegaly. Unfortunately, some cases of an enlarged heart got undiagnosed until it is too late.

 

 

Emax Health, by Deborah Mitchell, 1/17/10

Tags: Cardiology, cardiomegaly

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