Skip to comments.Coroner: Breitbart Died of Heart Failure
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 ...
And not having much can too.
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.
Was it painful?
RIP Mr Breitbart. God holds you in His hand and you are enjoying His eternal truth. He knew the day...
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
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?
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.
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.
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'.
Not a surprise. He looked rather sick at CPAC.
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
My brother died at age 30 of a sudden, massive heart attack. His autopsy report read exactly as you described.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>>He really looked awful for his age.<<
No he didn’t. You’ve said this twice. Are you trying to convince us or yourself?
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.
So what about that big announcement he was going to make the next day?
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