Opinions About Heart Attacks Sought

Opinions About Heart Attacks Sought

Post by B. Laffert » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 06:49:26


http://www.procycling.com/news_main.asp?newsId=4843
Matters of life and death: spate of heart attacks leave the sport running
scared...

 We're only a few days into 2004 and already this year we have lost another
former European professional to a cardiac related death.

It's the European scene's sixth death by cardiac arrest in less than 12
months. The latest was Dutch former professional Michel Zanoli, who was 35
and was a past stage winner in the Tour of Spain.

Since January 2003, the following riders, in addition to Zanoli, have died
from heart attacks:
24 year old Italian, Marco Rusconi, was leaving the birthday party of a
friend last November when he collapsed and died in a shopping centre car
park.
23 year old French professional Fabrice Salanson died in bed in his hotel
room, during the night before the first stage of the 2003 Tour of Germany.
32 year old Italian Denis Zanette died last January of a heart attack,
shortly after routine dental treatment.
32 year old Spaniard Jose-Maria Jimenez, formerly of the Banesto team,
died last December of an apparent heart attack, while being treated for
depression in a Madrid clinic.
16 year old Italian elite amateur Marco Ceriani experienced a heart attack
during a race, was admitted to hospital in a coma, and failed to recover
consciousness.

While various explanations have been given for these deaths, it's also worth
noting that none of these very disconcerting cardiac incidents occurred
during competition (unlike say, the sudden collapse of soccer player
Marc-Vivien Foe).

It's been a worrying time for all concerned; whatever the cause and effect,
how have you our readers and the sport's fans reacted to these shocking
events? Are you satisfied by the explanations that have been given for these
untimely deaths? Are you happy with the UCI's response to the media
speculation over these incidents? What more could be done to safeguard the
health of professional riders?

We'd like your views on this sensitive but very important topic. Mail us

 
 
 

Opinions About Heart Attacks Sought

Post by ian jackso » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 06:55:38

im wondering about the history of cycling and heart attacks. if this has
been going on for 50-100 years with the same numbers and ages then ?
if not, then of course it is the use of ***.....

 
 
 

Opinions About Heart Attacks Sought

Post by Bestest Handsande » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 07:57:53

I personally am not in favor of them.

 
 
 

Opinions About Heart Attacks Sought

Post by Ronal » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 10:06:01

Quote:
> I personally am not in favor of them.

LOL
Quote:

> I personally am not in favor of them.

 
 
 

Opinions About Heart Attacks Sought

Post by Simon Fearb » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 21:12:30

Has anyone read that book by the Belgian masseur who worked for Festina?
That is a scary book!
The reason for all these cardiac deaths is of course ***.I am very cynical
about the whole thing now - I heard that pulse monitors are kept on
overnight and set to alarm if the pulse goes too low as the increased
tendency of EPO'd haematocrtits leads to increased clotting risk - DVT and
Pulmonary emboli.

When will it end?


Quote:

> http://SportToday.org/
> Matters of life and death: spate of heart attacks leave the sport running
> scared...

>  We're only a few days into 2004 and already this year we have lost
another
> former European professional to a cardiac related death.

> It's the European scene's sixth death by cardiac arrest in less than 12
> months. The latest was Dutch former professional Michel Zanoli, who was 35
> and was a past stage winner in the Tour of Spain.

> Since January 2003, the following riders, in addition to Zanoli, have died
> from heart attacks:
> - 24 year old Italian, Marco Rusconi, was leaving the birthday party of a
> friend last November when he collapsed and died in a shopping centre car
> park.
> - 23 year old French professional Fabrice Salanson died in bed in his
hotel
> room, during the night before the first stage of the 2003 Tour of Germany.
> - 32 year old Italian Denis Zanette died last January of a heart attack,
> shortly after routine dental treatment.
> - 32 year old Spaniard Jose-Maria Jimenez, formerly of the Banesto team,
> died last December of an apparent heart attack, while being treated for
> depression in a Madrid clinic.
> - 16 year old Italian elite amateur Marco Ceriani experienced a heart
attack
> during a race, was admitted to hospital in a coma, and failed to recover
> consciousness.

> While various explanations have been given for these deaths, it's also
worth
> noting that none of these very disconcerting cardiac incidents occurred
> during competition (unlike say, the sudden collapse of soccer player
> Marc-Vivien Foe).

> It's been a worrying time for all concerned; whatever the cause and
effect,
> how have you - our readers and the sport's fans - reacted to these
shocking
> events? Are you satisfied by the explanations that have been given for
these
> untimely deaths? Are you happy with the UCI's response to the media
> speculation over these incidents? What more could be done to safeguard the
> health of professional riders?

> We'd like your views on this sensitive but very important topic. Mail us


 
 
 

Opinions About Heart Attacks Sought

Post by Ronal » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 22:39:50

Quote:
> When will it end?

When genetic doping sets in?


Quote:
> Has anyone read that book by the Belgian masseur who worked for Festina?
> That is a scary book!
> The reason for all these cardiac deaths is of course ***.I am very
cynical
> about the whole thing now - I heard that pulse monitors are kept on
> overnight and set to alarm if the pulse goes too low as the increased
> tendency of EPO'd haematocrtits leads to increased clotting risk - DVT and
> Pulmonary emboli.

> When will it end?



> > http://SportToday.org/
> > Matters of life and death: spate of heart attacks leave the sport
running
> > scared...

> >  We're only a few days into 2004 and already this year we have lost
> another
> > former European professional to a cardiac related death.

> > It's the European scene's sixth death by cardiac arrest in less than 12
> > months. The latest was Dutch former professional Michel Zanoli, who was
35
> > and was a past stage winner in the Tour of Spain.

> > Since January 2003, the following riders, in addition to Zanoli, have
died
> > from heart attacks:
> > - 24 year old Italian, Marco Rusconi, was leaving the birthday party of
a
> > friend last November when he collapsed and died in a shopping centre car
> > park.
> > - 23 year old French professional Fabrice Salanson died in bed in his
> hotel
> > room, during the night before the first stage of the 2003 Tour of
Germany.
> > - 32 year old Italian Denis Zanette died last January of a heart attack,
> > shortly after routine dental treatment.
> > - 32 year old Spaniard Jose-Maria Jimenez, formerly of the Banesto team,
> > died last December of an apparent heart attack, while being treated for
> > depression in a Madrid clinic.
> > - 16 year old Italian elite amateur Marco Ceriani experienced a heart
> attack
> > during a race, was admitted to hospital in a coma, and failed to recover
> > consciousness.

> > While various explanations have been given for these deaths, it's also
> worth
> > noting that none of these very disconcerting cardiac incidents occurred
> > during competition (unlike say, the sudden collapse of soccer player
> > Marc-Vivien Foe).

> > It's been a worrying time for all concerned; whatever the cause and
> effect,
> > how have you - our readers and the sport's fans - reacted to these
> shocking
> > events? Are you satisfied by the explanations that have been given for
> these
> > untimely deaths? Are you happy with the UCI's response to the media
> > speculation over these incidents? What more could be done to safeguard
the
> > health of professional riders?

> > We'd like your views on this sensitive but very important topic. Mail us