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Coroner: Breitbart Died of Heart Failure
breitbart ^ | 4/20/12 | Breitbart News

Posted on 04/20/2012 5:48:42 PM PDT by Nachum

The office of the Los Angeles County coroner has completed its investigation into the death of Andrew Breitbart on March 1, and has confirmed that he died of natural causes, namely heart failure.

Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey told Breitbart News that the final autopsy report would be released next week.

A press release issued by the Department of Coroner (below) notes: "No prescription or illicit drugs were detected. The blood alcohol was .04%," a negligible amount.

The press release concludes: "No significant trauma was present and foul play is not suspected."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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RIP Andrew Breitbart
1 posted on 04/20/2012 5:48:46 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 04/20/2012 5:49:35 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

RIP Andrew..at least we know now what happened. I will never forget you Andrew


3 posted on 04/20/2012 5:50:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

RIP Mr. Breitbart. A whole lot of people miss you.

Our country misses you.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 5:50:23 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Don't eat dogs)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
RIP Andrew..at least we know now what happened.

Do we?

5 posted on 04/20/2012 5:52:47 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1186 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

Well I would hope that we could trust the coroner’s final results. At least I hope we could trust it


6 posted on 04/20/2012 5:54:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

As I suspected all along. Some folks only have one heart attack, and that’s the one that drops them like a stone. RIP Andrew!


7 posted on 04/20/2012 5:54:51 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: null and void

For his age, he looked terrible. Fat with reddish skin. I don’t think it was the Bilderbergers, or any tin foil nonsense. People die all the time, and younger than him.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 5:57:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

According to his friend Bill Whittle, he had a heart attack last year but wanted to keep it from everyone, so he did have heart issues.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 5:58:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

Still saddened by the loss of this patriot!!


10 posted on 04/20/2012 5:59:47 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert

No medicine in his system? That’s hard to believe, esp. If he had a prior heart attack.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 6:02:26 PM PDT by Treeless Branch
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To: Nachum

Is this not a long time to reach this result?

Maybe there were extensive tests beyond the usual heart patient.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 6:02:56 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’m not surprised at all. He really looked awful for his age.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 6:04:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Nachum

Why do I get the feeling this conclusion was preordained?


14 posted on 04/20/2012 6:06:24 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Treeless Branch

Not necessarily.

I’m also the type that wouldn’t take necessary medication and let the chips fall where they may.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 6:08:00 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

JUdging from the side effects of a lot of mod med, I’d rather have leeches!


16 posted on 04/20/2012 6:10:17 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Treeless Branch

Some people don’t believe in medication...and that can be lethal.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 6:10:22 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: EEGator

Having reddish skin is not an indicator of bad health. Many people look flushed and most times it is caused by a condition called Roseacea. It’s not at all pleasant.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 6:13:14 PM PDT by ARA
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To: fatnotlazy

“Some people don’t believe in medication...and that can be lethal.”

And believing in medication can be lethal as well.
A drug prescribed by a doctor is still a drug.


19 posted on 04/20/2012 6:14:56 PM PDT by dubyagee ("I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.")
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To: Nachum

Ummm ... just what is ‘heart failure’ anyway?

Can they be more specific?

And then, what causes heart failure?

Any unknown, little known drugs that can induce that (like muscle relaxers, etc)?


20 posted on 04/20/2012 6:15:27 PM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favorite tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: Treeless Branch
It might also suggest he was not a very compliant cardiac patient (if he had any cardiac meds).
21 posted on 04/20/2012 6:18:39 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: null and void

moot point.

We just need to carry on.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 6:20:44 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: dubyagee

Your point?

I have heart disease. One of my meds keeps my heart beating. Should I not take the drug? If I don’t, I’m dead.

Did the dead thing once (cardiac arrest). Not in a hurry to do it again.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 6:20:46 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Nachum; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; trisham; stephenjohnbanker; The Cajun; musicman; JoeProBono; ...


Rest In Peace, Patriot Andrew.

Be Breitbart!

24 posted on 04/20/2012 6:20:57 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Big shoes to fill, Andrew.

RIP to an American original.


25 posted on 04/20/2012 6:25:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: onyx

Thanks for posting the wonderful picture.
Still miss him greatly.
What a loss for all conservatives and our country, and of course his wife and children.

Fearless Patriot, RIP Andrew.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 6:30:17 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Liberalism lives in a gated community surrounded by a mote." R.H.Limbaugh 4-3-2012)
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To: fatnotlazy

Fine. You need your meds. Take your meds. But we happen to live in a society where people believe there’s a pill to fix everything from obesity to unruly children and in that respect I am totally anti-meds. Often there are other solutions with far fewer side effects. Balance — something today’s society is completely unable to grasp.

RIP, Breitbart.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 6:33:16 PM PDT by dubyagee ("I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.")
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To: _Jim
Ummm ... just what is ‘heart failure’ anyway? Can they be more specific? And then, what causes heart failure?

In Breitbart's case it would be heart enlargement, which causes the heart to pump less efficiently. It also causes rhythm problems. As the heart becomes less efficient, it works harder which causes more enlargement, and the cycle continues. Many times there are no symptoms because of this compensation. And the first symptom is sudden death.

Any unknown, little known drugs that can induce that (like muscle relaxers, etc)?

Long term cocaine use can cause a lot of heart problems, but I guess you're asking if this could be murder. I doubt it. High blood pressure is the most common cause, and I believe Breitbart's family said they knew he had heart problems.

28 posted on 04/20/2012 6:34:13 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: ARA

His wasn’t Roseacea as far as I know. He had the look of a high BP man. Do you think he looked remotely healthy?


29 posted on 04/20/2012 6:36:42 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Nachum

RIP Andrew Breitbart.


30 posted on 04/20/2012 6:39:46 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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Click

31 posted on 04/20/2012 6:42:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: onyx
Be Breitbart!
BTTT! Thank you Andrew for showing us how have a voice that counts.
32 posted on 04/20/2012 6:44:44 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: _Jim
Any unknown, little known drugs that can induce that (like muscle relaxers, etc)?

Potassium can cause problems, but it takes quite a bit of it. It is the active ingredient in euthanasia and executions. It is present in many foods but hardly ever added as a supplement.

Heart failure is a term referring to the inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently. Usually it is the result of problems with the kidneys.

The heart is perfectly sized to pump a proportionate amount on both sides. It is tuly amazing. One side pumps to the body, the other side to the lungs. If the balance is off, you get swelling in the extremities, if it is off the other way, you get fluid in the lungs.

I think that if he died of heart failure, he would have died slowly. If he died of a heart attack, it might be said that his heart failed, but that wouldn't be heart failure. That's what I believe. As far as if it were foul play, I would suspect a sudden infusion of potassium, either in a drink or injected. Death would be quick and no trace would remain.

33 posted on 04/20/2012 6:48:36 PM PDT by webheart
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Amen


34 posted on 04/20/2012 6:51:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum

You never know. I was once friends with an Air Force officer who was a jet pilot. He was in terrific shape (lean and wiry in build; we often played racquetball). Then he was transferred to a European country and shortly thereafter my wife and I got a note from his wife telling us that he had dropped dead of a massive heart attack.

The AF doctors had never known of his defective heart. Maybe it wasn’t detectable.


35 posted on 04/20/2012 6:54:55 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: doorgunner69
Why do I get the feeling this conclusion was preordained?

Maybe because you always feel like that.

36 posted on 04/20/2012 6:56:13 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: doorgunner69
Why do I get the feeling this conclusion was preordained?

Maybe because you always feel like that.

37 posted on 04/20/2012 6:56:31 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Nachum

Maybe it was a heart attack or maybe it was one of the 2000+ plant alkaloids that cause a heart attack.

Young Freeper Warriors, when are you going to learn the second Truth?: Never trust the MSM. They may report the current temp and sports scores accurately. All else is hype and propaganda.

NEVER TRUST THE MSM..

darth’s First Truth is: Friends come and go. Enemies ACCUMULATE.


38 posted on 04/20/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT by darth
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To: Nachum

God bless you Andrew Breitbart Thank you for your Resilience and Fortitude in showing us the true Agenda of this present government..

May you watch over the United states sitting at the right hand of Jesus

Amen


39 posted on 04/20/2012 7:02:34 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Nachum
He should have had some trauma, as witnesses said he just fell over dead on an asphalt road. You don't put your hands out to stop yourself if you just suddenly die of a heart attack. My husband has seen tons of patients, some who survived after CPR,some that didn't, and there's usually a face/ head wound to go along with the heart attack, many quite severe. Just sayin’.
40 posted on 04/20/2012 7:08:51 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: wideminded

LOL! ;-)


41 posted on 04/20/2012 7:09:17 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: webheart
Potassium can cause problems,

And not having much can too.

42 posted on 04/20/2012 7:11:15 PM PDT by AU72
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To: fatnotlazy

My father has heart disease. He has several meds to keep him alive. If he feels the least but off he calls the Cardiologist right away. Typically he finds himself in the hospital getting a stint put in an artery. He’s doing really well right now.

Those with heart disease, including yourself live a very strict medicated regimen. I can’t believe Breitbart wasn’t on anything.


43 posted on 04/20/2012 7:12:16 PM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: fatnotlazy

Was it painful?


44 posted on 04/20/2012 7:18:06 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate Rinos and Romney is one of the worse Rinos ever!)
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To: OldPossum

RIP Mr Breitbart. God holds you in His hand and you are enjoying His eternal truth. He knew the day...

Psalm 139:16
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.


45 posted on 04/20/2012 7:19:04 PM PDT by happyhomemaker (That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children)
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To: Nachum

Just how hard did the coroner look for a 1.52 mm diameter platinum / iridium pellet coated with a sugary substance that melts at 37° C?


46 posted on 04/20/2012 7:25:45 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Greg Garrison of WIBC in Indy and his producer both affirmed there was a little-spoken-of issue with Andrew for a year or so.

AB did a weekly segment with them every Tuesday on the “Bigs” day on Garrison.

They became close to him, as it seems that everyone who got to know him personally, also felt.


47 posted on 04/20/2012 7:27:37 PM PDT by digger48
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Quincy would have found it and Astin with Monahan would argue and argue then proven wrong. Then the perp would be busted and the good guys would enjoy a good dinner at Danny Tovo’s.


48 posted on 04/20/2012 7:28:26 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Here is the thing. The coroner assigning the cause of death as 'Heart Failure' seems improper. In medicine we generally use the term 'heart failure' to connote 'Congestive Heart Failure', NOT coronary artery disease. Now, to be sure, coronary artery disease may lead to enlarging of the ventricles with inadequet pumping ability and it might lead to a chronic condition which in medicine we refer to as heart failure (congestive heart failure). In cardiology coronary artery disease refers to the encroachment of plaque into the lumen of the coronary artery with can lead to a moment in time when there is an infarction (deprivation of oxygen to a segement of the heart muscle) and that can lead to a dysrhythmia and if that dysrhythmia diminishes cardiac output substantially, then there could be a sudden death. Congestive Heart failure is mostly a chronic disease.

Was he on digoxin? Did he have a history of cardiac dysrhythmias or ischemia. Was there evidence of infarction?

The coroner has notl told us very much, or at least this article does not indicate so.

If he died of complications of CAD the death certificate should read, Immediate cause of death-cardiac arrest DUE To Ischemic heart disease DUE TO Myocardial Infarction DUE TO Coronary Occlusive Artery Disease DUE To Cholesterol Plaque of the Anterior Decending Coronary ARtery.

It may well be that the reporter just seized upon the term 'heart failure'.

49 posted on 04/20/2012 7:28:37 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Nachum

Not a surprise. He looked rather sick at CPAC.


50 posted on 04/20/2012 7:36:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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