What Happened to Tim Russert's Heart?
Dr. Joseph Rogers, a cardiologist at Duke University, and Medical Director of the Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support program, will discuss the recent and unexpected death of NBC's Tim Russert.
According to news reports, Mr. Russert was being treated for asymptomatic cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and mild obesity. He suddenly collapsed in his office Friday, and despite efforts to perform CPR and use an automatic external defribrillator (AED), he did not survive this tragic event.
Dr. Rogers will join Dr. Galati this week and discuss this case, explaining issues related to heart disease, heart attack, sudden cardiac death, and risk factor reduction.
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