Items Tagged ‘enlarged heart’

May 21, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Should Young Athletes Be Screened for Heart Conditions?

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University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley was found dead April 6 of a heart condition at the age of 22. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said he died of an enlarged heart.  Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes, but what factors contribute to this heightened risk in otherwise […]

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Tags: enlarged heart, Gary Tinsley, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mike Ackerman, MPR, University of Minnesota


April 25, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Coroner: Gary Tinsley Died of Enlarged Heart

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The Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced Thursday that Gary Tinsley, the standout Gophers football player who was just weeks away from graduation, died naturally of an enlarged heart earlier this month. The 22-year-old was set to graduate and pursue a career in the NFL when his roommate found him unresponsive in the dorm the two […]

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