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Damn, something it going wrong here.In wrestling they've called that "the year of death" with the amount of wrestlers dead, now we are seeing stuff like this within football.Hope he pulls through, don't want to see someone else die within a matter of days.

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someone needs to do some studies or something. IMO it must be a dietary problem. Players didnt drop dead on a regs 20 years ago. or maybe the demands of competing at top level are becoming too much

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someone needs to do some studies or something. IMO it must be a dietary problem. Players didnt drop dead on a regs 20 years ago. or maybe the demands of competing at top level are becoming too much
Nothing to do with that. The study on Mark vivan Foe showed that he had difficulties with his heart. one of the ventricles was larger than the other thus creating more and more pressure. Looks like it's the case with Puerta But it's common in general though, you hear stories about how a fit guy just has a heart attack and drops dead which is suprising as footballers.Worrying though, Fifa need to make clubs do strict checks on players to cut this sh*t down.

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someone needs to do some studies or something. IMO it must be a dietary problem. Players didnt drop dead on a regs 20 years ago. or maybe the demands of competing at top level are becoming too much
I think it defo has something to do with this.There is so much money in football these days and the pre season training alone ykno is some joke ting.

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he suffered a heart attack, his heart stopped twice!but hes now in a stable condition!

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His body couldn’t withstand the repeated heart failures and the oxygen starvation robbed his brain and other vital organs of life. The fear and shock have turned into profound sadness and mourning for a young life so tragically lost to sudden cardiac arrest.Attending doctor Francisco Murillo specified that Puerta was a fatal victim of something known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) also called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC).Cutting through the medical terminology, ARVD is basically a malfunction of the lower right part of the heart: This pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs where it is refreshed with oxygen before returning to the heart and being pumped around the body.If this right ventricle is arrhythmic (has rhythm disturbances, doesn’t beat correctly) there is a danger that the heart will seize up and the supply of oxygen to the vital organs is stopped. It appears that the twenty-eighth minute of the Sevilla-Getafe match was when that happened to Antonio Puerta.Those who follow football can’t help but seeing flashbacks to other players such as Marc-Vivien Foé and Miklós Fehér, both of whom also died in front of our eyes from heart attacks on a pitch – sudden cardiac death now haunts football.28 year-old Foé collapsed near the centre circle during the Confederations Cup semi-final between Cameroon and Colombia on June 26th 2003, his chest heaving and indicating the worst: cardiac arrest.His autopsy later revealed an enlarged right ventricle (the other lower part of the human heart that pumps the oxygenated blood out to the body) that led to his death. Doctors said the condition may have been congenital, and would have been virtually undetectable.Miklós Fehér died when memories of the tragedy at the Stade Gerland where Foé suffered his heart attack were less than seven months old. The Hungarian striker was playing against Vitoria de Guimarães for Benfica and collapsed after smiling at a yellow card.‘Miki’ was another victim of a heart malfunction, the Benfica staff immediately recognising the condition and giving him CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; commonly known as heart massage) straight away as his team-mates looked on in impotent horror as their friend died at just 24 years of age.There have been others as well, the next widely-reported victim being in Brazil. São Caetano defender Paulo Sérgio de Oliveira Silva (a.k.a. Serginho; ‘little Sergio') died just a week after his thirtieth birthday: another victim of sudden cardiac arrest during a match.It may seem like a sudden plague, but back in 1992, Daniel Yorath, the son of Terry Yorath (former Leeds United player and manager of the Welsh national team) died while playing football with his dad in the back garden at the tender age of fifteen.This terrible grief was followed by the death of sixteen year-old Ian Bell, who had just signed for Hartlepool. John Marshall, also 16, died the day after he signed for Everton, and Jason Erics, 17, a Tottenham Hotspur youth team member, also passed away prematurely – all due to heart attacks.These were all young men who were at peak physical fitness, not couch potatoes or chain-smokers, not wobbling mounds of wheezing obesity or over-stressed pallid office denizens who never get enough exercise. That’s what hits so hard: it seems so unfair, so awfully unjust that it simply beggars belief.It’s a sad fact, but, although the cardiovascular benefits of regular exercise are well established there is a downside. On one hand it improves stamina, helps weight reduction, controls blood pressure, regulates blood fats and enhances insulin sensitivity, thereby actually reducing the risk of coronary artery disease and sudden cardiac death. On the other, unfair, unjust, iron hand a significant minority are at risk of sudden death, usually during or shortly after a session of intense physical training. Data from the USA and the UK suggest a 1 in 50,000-67,000 chance of death (Journal of American College of Cardiology). The bad news gets worse: those who compile these stats stress that the real figure is likely to be even higher.More than 80% of sudden deaths in young athletes are due to inherited (congenital) defects of the heart, resulting in structural and/or functional abnormalities such as those we believe killed Puerta, Foé and Fehér; to name just the three we have seen on professional football fields recently. It seems that surges of adrenal hormones that accompany competitive vigorous physical activity – that adrenalin ‘buzz’ – incite these fatal cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. According to one study from the US (by the Journal of the American Medical Association), the average age of sudden cardiac death is a stunningly young 17 years old.Most who have these potentially lethal cardiac abnormalities are capable of incredibly high levels of performance. Sudden cardiac death has been reported in many sports such as rowing, running and cycling – but most reported deaths in the UK have been in football. Some who play O Jogo Bonito (The Beautiful Game) have a ugly, hidden time bomb ticking away in their chests.
arrrhh it's just crazy how they can just die like that outta nowhere, hope this guy will be alright.

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