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‘He fought to the end’: Grammy-nominated rapper DMX dies after cardiac arrest

‘He fought to the end’: Grammy-nominated rapper DMX dies after cardiac arrest

Entertainment
Rapper DMX has died one week after suffering a "catastrophic cardiac arrest", his family has said.The 50-year-old, whose real name was Earl Simmons, had been admitted to intensive care in New York on Friday 2 April and was initially placed on life support. Earlier this week, family, friends and fans had held a vigil outside the hospital.In a statement announcing his death, his family said relatives had been by his side and described him as "a warrior who fought till the very end".Paying tribute, they said: "He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him." His music, they added, "inspired countless fans across the world, and his iconic legacy will live on forever". ...
COVID-19 linked to cardiac ailments in those with, without cardiovascular disease

COVID-19 linked to cardiac ailments in those with, without cardiovascular disease

Health
March 27 (UPI) -- In new findings released Friday, a review of studies in China highlights that COVID-19 can cause death in people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in those with no history of heart problems. With the new coronavirus spread rapidly in the United States -- now with nearly 100,000 confirmed cases, tops in the world -- healthcare providers are still coming to grips with how the disease progresses and what happens to those who develop serious illness. "It is likely that even in the absence of previous heart disease, the heart muscle can be affected by coronavirus disease," review co-author Dr. Mohammad Madjid, an assistant professor of cardiology with McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, said in a press...
Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest

Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device A British woman whose heart stopped beating for six hours has been brought back to life in what doctors have described as an "exceptional case". Audrey Schoeman developed severe hypothermia when she was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Spanish Pyrenees with her husband in November.Doctors say it is the longest cardiac arrest ever recorded in Spain.Mrs Schoeman, who has made a near-full recovery after the ordeal, says she hopes to be hiking again by spring. The 34-year-old, who lives in Barcelona, began having trouble speaking and moving during severe weather in the Pyrenees, later falling unconscious.Her condition worsened while waiting for emergency services and her husband Rohan believed ...
Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

Health
Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests. But sex is a rare trigger for sudden cardiac arrest.Only 34 out of the 4,557 cardiac arrests examined occurred during or within one hour of sexual intercourse and 32 of those affected were men.Sumeet Chugh, of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, said his study is the first to evaluate sexual activity as a potential trigger of cardiac arrest.The research was presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association.A cardiac arrest happens when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating. It causes someone to fall unconscious and stop breathing and unless treated with CPR, it is fatal.This differs from a heart attack, where blood flow to the heart is blocked.It is known that sex...