Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Painful Truth - Tim Russert

The medical blogosphere writers have been prolific in their speculation about Tim Russert's untimely death from a myocardial infarction last week. Did he have the right tests? Could more have been done to evaluate and prevent? How could a wealthy, intelligent guy who was under doctor care die from a disease we know so much about?

The best overall summary can be found today in The New York Times. Check it out.


Barbara K. said...

Reading about his death is a frightening reminder that we are all vulnerable, all the time. So the question is, what do you want to do in the meantime?

I am working on a book about couples and illness and one 75 year old interviewee reminded me that, "No one gets out of this life alive."

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I wonder if someone has platletes that stick or clump together if it can cause a clot that can burst causing a heart attack or stroke?

Anonymous said...

We are all going in the same direction. The only difference is the speed.

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