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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Pete Guither points out a particularly stupid coroner inquest story, this time from Ireland.
Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster said David died because the rhythmic electrical pulse in his heart misfired, causing it to stop beating almost immediately. She pointed to a growing body of medical evidence which shows links between the triggering of similar heart conditions and the use of drugs like cannabis and cocaine.

"On the basis of the evidence, it may have been that death by SADS may have been triggered by cannabis use," she said.

"Cannabis can only prove to be the trigger in certain cases. It is not the cause of death."

However, the inquest was told that, in almost a quarter of such cases, the individual had an underlying genetic cardiac problem
My question: Can we get a War on SADS? From Wiki:
SADS, or sudden arrhythmia death syndrome, is a term used to describe sudden death due to cardiac arrest brought on by an arrhythmia. The most common cause of sudden death in the US is coronary artery disease. Approximately 300,000 people die suddenly of this cause every year in the US. SADS can also occur from other causes. Also, there are many inherited conditions and heart diseases that can affect young people that can cause sudden death. Many of these victims have no symptoms before dying suddenly.
Full story here.

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