Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Facts behind Russert's death starting to come out

Finally, we're starting to get questions answered regarding Tim Russert's sudden death last Friday. A story in the New York Times notes that while Russert was "significantly overweight," in the words of his internist and had thicked heart muscle, his doctors did not choose to make invasive tests, such as an angiogram, which could have detected the extent of the artery blockages that caused his death.

More facts behind Russert and his "asymptomatic" coronary artery disease could be a lifesaver for some of the 310,000 Americans, male and female, who die of cardiac arrest annually -- like him, without warning.

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