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#1 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:28 PM

@DarrenDreger: Penguins announce Kris Letang suffered a stroke last week and is out at least 6 weeks. http://t.co/Vlgm9t7ad1

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

They're optimistic that he'll be able to continue his career with proper treatment.

 

So young it's scary, but it happens to young people too.

Best wishes for a full recovery.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:44 PM

Yeah I've had a very minor stroke. Didn't screw me up too much.  :crazy:

 

It happens.  They're more common than people think.  Many go undiagnosed. Glad to here he's getting treatment.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

Hopefully he's okay. 


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

Wow that is scary. All the best to him.


 
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:18 PM

Scary stuff! Best wishes, of course. Hope he's able to come back at 100%, though his long-term health should be the singular, overriding priority.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:54 PM

Wow.  That's terrifying.

 

Further testing also revealed that Letang, 26, has had a very small hole in the wall of his heart since birth. This small defect in the wall is present in all individuals before birth but seals shut in most people. It is possible that the hole in the heart led to the stroke.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

Scary is putting it mildly, I wish him and his family the best and a fast recovery.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:05 PM

Caught the news this morning as well....scary.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:21 PM

Further testing also revealed that Letang, 26, has had a very small hole in the wall of his heart since birth. This small defect in the wall is present in all individuals before birth but seals shut in most people. It is possible that the hole in the heart led to the stroke.

The hole is between the two atria - not a hole leading into the thorax like it sounds. It is normal in everyone to have a hole called the foramen ovale - which shunts blood past the lungs due to blood being oxygenated by the mother while in the womb - its actually quite common that this does not fully close (into a fossa ovalis) in people after birth - but it is pretty uncommon that this would not be found in a high performance athlete by now.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:35 PM

This condition is actually pretty common.  On average, up to 1/3 of people have that hole not fully close.  

 

Strokes are a known side-effect unfortunately.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

Very scary, I wish him full recovery.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:15 PM

I had to give up hockey at a young age because of heart-related health issues. I'd always known there was something wrong with me health-wise, but it wasn't until I'd started really pushing my body to its limits that the true problem reared its very ugly head. Now that I'm older, I appreciate that it was probably a major blessing. By bringing out this issue I didn't even know I had, hockey might have saved my life in the long run. And this was before the Fischer incident and everything that's followed, all of which makes me really worry about high-level athletes. You could be in "top shape" and yet you might also be a ticking time bomb, and without even knowing. It's scary. It puts things in perspective.

 

Sorry, that all probably seems narcisstic. Just felt like sharing.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:30 PM

Yeah I've had a very minor stroke. Didn't screw me up too much.  :crazy:

 

It happens.  They're more common than people think.  Many go undiagnosed. Glad to here he's getting treatment.

 

Could you tell us a little bit about the symptoms? 

 

I'm not clear on what Letang went through (after googling), they only say dizziness and it wasn't major, but I thought with a stroke half your face and body stop working (according again to google).  So what exactly is going on that you say, 'I'm dizzy, no, that's a stroke'. 



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:34 PM

I'm not all familiar with medical stuff like this, but I didn't think a stroke at his age was even all that common. What a terrifying ordeal, I wish the best for him and his health going forward.


 

Could you tell us a little bit about the symptoms? 

 

I'm not clear on what Letang went through (after googling), they only say dizziness and it wasn't major, but I thought with a stroke half your face and body stop working (according again to google).  So what exactly is going on that you say, 'I'm dizzy, no, that's a stroke'. 

From what I understand a stroke can lead to partial paralysis on one side of the body but this isn't always the case. You can have a stroke and still retain full function of your body afterwards. 


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:38 PM

 

Could you tell us a little bit about the symptoms? 

 

I'm not clear on what Letang went through (after googling), they only say dizziness and it wasn't major, but I thought with a stroke half your face and body stop working (according again to google).  So what exactly is going on that you say, 'I'm dizzy, no, that's a stroke'. 

 

There's varying degrees of strokes and a lot of different factors.  For me, I was sitting down and it came out of no where.  Dizzyness, tingle sensation, then just blackout.  I woke up laying on the ground surrounded and people told me they just saw my head drop (like I had fallen a sleep) and then started shaking and fell over to the side.  I guess it only lasted a few seconds but I don't remember any of it.  Just the tingle/dizzy right before.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

I didn't see the yahoo article in here, so here you go:

 

http://sports.yahoo....07387--nhl.html


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

Dang... Good health to ya.
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

All the best to him and his loved ones.

 

Hopefully he can enjoy a long and succesful career without anything like that again, damn scary if you think about it.

 

The guy really doesn't have it easy, constant headaches and now this get well soon Letang.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:24 PM

Heart problems always remind me of Fischer and how lucky we are he's still here. Get well Kris!







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