Enlarged Heart

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Enlarged Heart
Cardiac Arrest Killed High School Basketball Star Wes Leonard

The Michigan 16-year-old who died while making the winning shot to cap off his team’s undefeated season last night unknowingly suffered from an enlarged heart.

The Ottawa County medical examiner determined after an autopsy today that Wes Leonard suffered cardiac arrest as a result of the condition. ( Read Enlarged Heart more... )

Wes Leonard dies from enlarged heart

Wes Leonard went into cardiac arrest after making a game-winning shot in a high school basketball game. A medical examiner ruled his untimely death was the result of an enlarged heart. Terrell Brown reports. ( Read Enlarged Heart more... )

Enlarged heart found to be cause of death for Wes Leonard

Following an autopsy, it was determined that 16-year-old Michigan basketball player Wes Leonard died from dilated cardiomyopathy, often referred to as an "enlarged heart."

“Dilated cardiomyopathy” led to the cardiac arrest of 16-year-old Wes Leonard Thursday evening, after scoring the winning shot for his high school basketball team in Michigan.

The office of forensic pathologist Dr. David A. Start released the findings this afternoon, after the family had been notified of the autopsy results, The Detroit Free Press reported. After making the game-winning lay-up in overtime to seal an undefeated season, 20-0, Leonard had just been hoisted in the air by his teammates and set back down, as the fans flooded the court, when he collapsed. Dr. Start said that the family may not have realized he had the condition, as it often goes undetected. ( Read Enlarged Heart more... )

Michigan High School Basketball Athlete Dies of Enlarged Heart

A Michigan high school's star basketball player who collapsed on the court after making a game-winning shot apparently died of an enlarged heart.

The forensic pathologist in Ottawa county, Michigan ruled Wes Leonard suffered cardiac arrest due to his enlarged heart.

Leonard, a star athlete at Fennville High, died Thursday night just after making the game winning lay up, helping his team remain undefeated for the regular season. ( Read Enlarged Heart more... )

High School Basketball Star Wes Leonard Dies of Enlarged Heart

Fennville, Mich., high school basketball star Wes Leonard collapsed and died of a heart condition Thursday night soon after scoring an overtime lay-up to assure his team a perfect 20-win season.

WebMD’s partner-in-health CBS News is reporting that Leonard died of dilated cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart, according to David A. Start, MD, a forensic pathologist from Ottawa County, Mich.

There are various types of enlarged hearts, and quite often they catch headlines when an athlete suddenly dies on the court or during practice. Dilated cardiomyopathy occurs when the heart muscle has been caused to expand, weakening the heart’s walls, especially the ventricles, causing an ineffective ability to pump blood through the body.

There are various causes for this condition, but none has been given for Leonard’s condition at this point. One of the multiple reasons for dilated cardiomyopathy is what’s called myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a virus or immune system problem. ( Read Enlarged Heart more... )

Wes Leonard: HS Athlete Dies Of Enlarged Heart

Sad news come out of Fennville Michigan today. A high school athlete struck down at his prime. Right after making the game winning lay-up the young man collapsed. According to the medical examiner Wes Leonard died of an enlarged heart.

Wes Leonard was a star athlete at Fennville High. Paramedics attempted to revive the 16 year old with CPR before he was pronounced dead at the hospital. He died at Holland Hospital. Wes Leonard and his story are sure to make people young and old pay more attention to their hearts. ( Read Enlarged Heart more... )

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