06/20/08 63 W - + 18 - 10 Could a Defibrillator Have Saved Tim Russert?

Heart disease is still in the spotlight one week after the passing of television newsman Tim Russert. This New York Times blog and accompanying comments discuss the role that AEDs could have played. Said blogger's prior post concerns the consequences of wearing flip-flops. However, it doesn't advise if wearing Hawaiian shirts aggrevates foot and leg problems.

Coronary artery disease was probably his single biggest risk factor for having a fatal heart attack. Going on little sleep just compounds that—and other—problems. In fact, sleep plays directly into all of the chief risk factors for heart disease.
Kelly (Email) (Web Site) - 07/11/08 - 01:20

I know a guy who worked at NBC in NYC and would see Russert in passing. Said he always appeared “stressed out”, and during a political season; “fuhhhhgggettt about it”.
Silver - 07/11/08 - 09:40

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