See what questions
a doctor would ask.
A 19 year old sportsman died suddenly while training on the field after a rigorous workout in warm conditions due to an unknown cause. Other deaths have occurred in similar circumstances and while rare, they are still a concerning occurrence amongst young, fit people. The most common cause is undiagnosed heart disease or heatstroke complications. Heatstroke can be prevented by avoiding the hottest part of the day, training in the shade, doing an easier work out, and drinking plenty of water. Signs and symptoms of heatstroke include an increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), collapse, vomiting and decreased concentration. Death can result from a heart attack and coma. Heart conditions are more difficult to detect as sufferers very occasional exhibit preceding symptoms, but extensive screening in those with a family history can prove life saving.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by STLtoday.com
About: Sudden death confronting fit teens
Date: 17 July 2005
Author: Lori Shontz
http:/ This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Related Medical Topics
More News Topics
This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Search Specialists by State and City