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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."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andrewbreitbart; breitbart; breitbartautopsy; breitbartdeath; coroner; died; heart; heatfailure; losangelescounty
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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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To: Texas Songwriter

Thanks for explaining. I was thinking all this but was too lazy to type it all. (i work in cardiac surgery)

And it didn’t occur to me that it could have been the reporters language, not the coroner/pathologist.

Regardless,RIP Andrew Breitbart, you were terrific in
many ways.

51 posted on 04/20/2012 7:42:48 PM PDT by
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To: Texas Songwriter; potlatch

My brother died at age 30 of a sudden, massive heart attack. His autopsy report read exactly as you described.

52 posted on 04/20/2012 7:46:10 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: EEGator
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.

You just described my former son-in-law, who died about 5 years ago of a heart attack at the age of 33, leaving my daughter a widow and 3 children without a father.

She remarried a few months ago and my new son-in-law seems a decent sort.

53 posted on 04/20/2012 7:51:18 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Nachum

Well, yeah. Elvis died of “heart failure” too. Course it was the massive DRUGS that led to the heart failure, but there ya go.

“Heart failure” seems to be a catch all phrase.

RIP, Andrew. You are certainly missed by right thinking people.

54 posted on 04/20/2012 7:51:47 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: dubyagee

This thread is a memorial to Andrew Breitbart. Out of respect for him, let’s leave the medical advice to the professionals. Millions of people of all ages enjoy longer, healthier, and more productive lives thanks to the miracles of modern medicine.
If you have a medical problem, talk to your doctor. If you need medication, take it, for your sake and the sake of your family.

55 posted on 04/20/2012 7:54:34 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Graybeard58

I’m sorry for the loss, but it is true. There is a small group of FReepers who are tinfoil crew. My friends dad died at 34 from a heart attack. Penn State starter. People try to make something out of nothing. It is sad. Look at Reggie Lewis and Hank Gathers. Sometimes people just die.

56 posted on 04/20/2012 7:56:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

>>He really looked awful for his age.<<

No he didn’t. You’ve said this twice. Are you trying to convince us or yourself?

57 posted on 04/20/2012 7:58:04 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Nachum

58 posted on 04/20/2012 7:58:27 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; Nachum

Rest in Peace, dear Andrew. You were an American original- a hero and patriot for the digital age.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew’s wife, Susie, and his children, his parents, siblings, an in laws.
Andrew will definitely be missed.

59 posted on 04/20/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: EEGator

So what about that big announcement he was going to make the next day?

60 posted on 04/20/2012 8:00:59 PM PDT by ladyjane
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