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Italian footballer Davide Astori died due to cardiac arrest The first results of the autopsy performed on the body of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori indicate that the central defender died of cardiac arrest. The doctors said, according to local media, that Astori's death "probably has a bradycardic origin". The rhythm of the heart slowed until it stopped altogether.

Astori died in the early hours of Sunday at 31 years old while sleeping in a hotel in Udine, where he was concentrated with Fiorentina to face Udinese in a Serie A game.
The autopsy was performed in Udine by two doctors appointed by the Prosecutor's Office. The doctors said, according to local media, that Astori's death "probably has a bradycardic origin". The rhythm of the heart slowed until it stopped altogether.
"So far, nothing points to causes that are not natural," said prosecutor Antonio de Nicolo
However, to have a definitive diagnosis requires a deeper examination of tissue samples, said La Gazzetta dello Sport. The definitive results will be known approximately in 60 days.
The body of the soccer player will be transferred to Florence, where tomorrow the burning chapel will be installed. The funeral will be Thursday at the Basilica of Santa Croce.
(With information from DPA


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Dr. Josep Brugada Terradellas, head of the arrhythmia section of Barnaclínic + and of the Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, in Barcelona, Spain, presented the keynote speech "Sudden death and sport", where he spoke about this phenomenon, in the framework of the X Annual Congress of Cardiology International (CADECI) 2018, which took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, from February 21 to 24.

"We think it is absolutely essential that there are protocols of care that do not depend on the appearance on television of a famous athlete suffering a sudden death," said the cardiologist, who described several cases of athletes who after making major physical efforts, such as running a half marathon, when they reached the goal they vanished.

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Sudden cardiac death in young patients may be much more correlated with obesity than with excessive exertion in sports, says a new study.

Among people 5 to 34 years of age who had an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest in Portland, United States, 39% were obese, but only 14% were participating in sports activities at the time of cardiac arrest.

"To our knowledge, this study is the first to evaluate the relationship of the traditional cardiovascular risk factors in sudden cardiac arrest of a single large population of the United States in the course of multiple years," they conclude in their article published in Circulation Dr. Reshmy Jayaraman, of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, United States, and his collaborators.

Approximately three out of five of these young individuals already had one or more characteristic cardiovascular risk factors, such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, hyperlipidemia and smoking, a higher than expected rate.

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