Kim Kirchen most likely done with racing

Kim Kirchen most likely done with racing

Post by Anton Berli » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 23:44:26


It turns out several other members of his family have the same
condition that caused KK's cardiac arrest.  Friends and insiders in LU
are saying he's out for good.
 
 
 

Kim Kirchen most likely done with racing

Post by Brad Ander » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 23:47:56


Quote:
> It turns out several other members of his family have the same
> condition that caused KK's cardiac arrest. ?Friends and insiders in LU
> are saying he's out for good.

Did you get any info on what it is? A-fib? Long Q-t? I would have
thought a genetic rhythm disturbance would have been picked up years
ago, I was suspecting it was hypertrophy-induced.

Brad Anders

 
 
 

Kim Kirchen most likely done with racing

Post by Steven Bornfel » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 03:34:54


Quote:

>> It turns out several other members of his family have the same
>> condition that caused KK's cardiac arrest.  Friends and insiders in LU
>> are saying he's out for good.

> Did you get any info on what it is? A-fib? Long Q-t? I would have
> thought a genetic rhythm disturbance would have been picked up years
> ago, I was suspecting it was hypertrophy-induced.

> Brad Anders

        I'm curious too.  Arrhythmias are hardly rare, even in this age group.
  We have some physicians here, don't we?  The only heart condition I
remember (and I don't remember much) thought to have a genetic component
is Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome:

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4785

(and I could be wrong about the heritable part too).

Steve

--
Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
http://www.dentaltwins.com
Brooklyn, NY
718-258-5001

 
 
 

Kim Kirchen most likely done with racing

Post by Brad Ander » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 03:58:59

WPW makes some sense, but I suspect he'd have had many incidents prior
to this year, as you're born with it and the symptoms usually happen
even as a child. There's also some confusion with regard to his "bad
reaction to antibiotics" prior to his first incident this year, either
it's a non-factor or acted in a trigger in some way I don't
understand.

Regardless, if it is WPW, he could get ablation to fix it, with a good
prognosis. Not sure why this would end his career. Maybe it's
something else.

Brad Anders

 
 
 

Kim Kirchen most likely done with racing

Post by Anton Berli » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 04:21:50


Quote:
> It turns out several other members of his family have the same
> condition that caused KK's cardiac arrest. ?Friends and insiders in LU
> are saying he's out for good.

No just that cousins and uncles also have the problem over the last
two decades.  I think there will be an official explanation later.
 
 
 

Kim Kirchen most likely done with racing

Post by Mike Jacoubowsk » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 06:21:30



Quote:
> It turns out several other members of his family have the same
> condition that caused KK's cardiac arrest. Friends and insiders in LU
> are saying he's out for good.

=====
No just that cousins and uncles also have the problem over the last
two decades.  I think there will be an official explanation later.
=====

Sad that he's finished racing, but fortunate to have pulled through this
episode. It was sounding pretty bad for a while.

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA

 
 
 

Kim Kirchen most likely done with racing

Post by Doug Anderso » Wed, 30 Jun 2010 09:42:55

Quote:



> >> It turns out several other members of his family have the same
> >> condition that caused KK's cardiac arrest.  Friends and insiders in LU
> >> are saying he's out for good.

> > Did you get any info on what it is? A-fib? Long Q-t? I would have
> > thought a genetic rhythm disturbance would have been picked up years
> > ago, I was suspecting it was hypertrophy-induced.

> > Brad Anders

>    I'm curious too.  Arrhythmias are hardly rare, even in this
> age group. We have some physicians here, don't we?  The only heart
> condition I remember (and I don't remember much) thought to have a
> genetic component is Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome:

> http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4785

Or for another possibility that we have too little information to
diagnose, google hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.