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January 14, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A judge on Friday delayed former presidential candidate John Edwards' trial on possible campaign-finance violations after his doctor reported that Edwards has a serious heart condition that will require a medical procedure next month. Federal Judge Catherine Eagles did not disclose the exact nature of Edwards' illness or what procedure he needs. However, she said the two-time presidential candidate, 58, had "three episodes" and indicated his condition could be life-threatening if left untreated.
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January 4, 1990 | By Robert Zausner, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Sen. James E. Ross, a longtime and popular Democratic member of the Senate, announced his retirement yesterday, saying his health no longer allowed him to take on the rigors of the job. Ross, 68, who underwent quintuple heart bypass surgery in 1984, wiped tears from his eyes as he made the announcement following brief testimonials by Gov. Casey and Senate Minority Leader Robert J. Mellow (D., Lackawanna). "I'm tired, mentally and physically," said Ross, a high-school graduate and former millworker and construction foreman from Beaver County who was first elected to the Senate in 1972.
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October 15, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Alexei Cherepanov had heart problems and probably should not have been allowed to play in a game in which he collapsed and died, a regional investigator suggested yesterday. Yulia Zhukova said Cherepanov, who died Monday playing for Avangard Omsk in a Continental Hockey League game, apparently had chronic ischemia - a medical condition when not enough blood gets to the heart or other organs. "Checks will be conducted to clarify, in particular, why the sportsman with such an illness went onto the ice," Zhukova said.
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November 26, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WHEN JALEEL Benton awoke in his North Philadelphia home in early October, he had an uncomfortable feeling in his chest. Once a shy and socially anxious youngster, Benton had found a measure of confidence on the football field. The 6-5, 375-pound nose guard for Prep Charter hadn't grown up immersed in the game. In fact, he didn't play high school ball at all until his junior year. Nevertheless, a passion developed quickly. However, on that morning, Benton, now a senior, had no idea the game he loved would be taken away forever.
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December 22, 1992 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tommy Soderstrom has heart. His doctors can vouch for that. The concern is whether a problem with that heart will cut short his NHL career. Soderstrom, an engaging 24-year-old rookie goaltender from Stockholm, Sweden, suffers from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a rare disorder in which the brain sends a disruptive extra electrical impulse to the heart. Three operations right after training camp appeared to correct the problem, but a recent exam showed that the impulse had partially reappeared.
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November 21, 1993 | By Wendy Greenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Students at St. Eleanor School, Locust Street, Collegeville, have adopted Celine Reinert, 7 , who has a heart condition and is in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The students collected about 20 cartons of canned and dried food for the Reinert family of Shickshinny, Pa., at an ice cream social Nov. 13. In addition, about $150 was raised through a raffle, according to Donna Flick of the school's home and school association. Celine spent her seventh birthday in the hospital after collapsing on the steps of a relative's pool near Douglassville Aug. 15, according to her grandmother, Virginia Reinert.
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June 25, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
As the Cardinals announced their plans for a tribute to Darryl Kile, doctors said the fatal condition that struck the 33-year-old pitcher was treatable, and should have been suspected, given his family history. The Cardinals announced yesterday they will honor Kile with a 15-minute service before tonight's series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers, then will hold a public memorial service tomorrow at Busch Stadium. Current and past teammates of Kile's will participate in the memorial service at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, team spokesman Brian Bartow said.
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April 22, 1994 | By Marie McCullough, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The death of Swarthmore College student Daniel Gaubatz on Feb. 22 was caused by an undiagnosed heart condition, according to the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office. Based on a toxicologist's report and microscopic tissue analysis, the medical examiner determined that an irregular heartbeat, combined with a floppy valve in his heart, led to Gaubatz's sudden death. Gaubatz, 22, had no symptoms and no heart murmur that was ever detected during physical examinations, said his father, John Gaubatz.
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September 1, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Larry Bird reveals in an upcoming book that he has a heart problem, one that surfaced occasionally in the offseason while he was with the Celtics and still requires medication. In an interview with the Boston Globe yesterday, Bird declined to talk about the condition, but indicated this would be his last season as head coach of the Indiana Pacers. The heart condition, known as atrial fibrillation, is controllable with medication, proper attention to diet, exercise, and moderated alcohol consumption, Celtics team physician Arnold Scheller said.
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November 26, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WHEN JALEEL Benton awoke in his North Philadelphia home in early October, he had an uncomfortable feeling in his chest. Once a shy and socially anxious youngster, Benton had found a measure of confidence on the football field. The 6-5, 375-pound nose guard for Prep Charter hadn't grown up immersed in the game. In fact, he didn't play high school ball at all until his junior year. Nevertheless, a passion developed quickly. However, on that morning, Benton, now a senior, had no idea the game he loved would be taken away forever.
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September 19, 2014 | By Joe Dolinsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marguerite L. Johnson, 85, of the Carroll Park section of West Philadelphia, a nurse-practitioner who worked in city schools for 22 years, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, at ManorCare Health Services-Yeadon of a heart condition. Offering comfort and care to all who came through her office, Mrs. Johnson held a number of posts in Philadelphia and New York throughout her 43-year nursing career. A Philadelphia native, Mrs. Johnson went to New York after her high school graduation in 1946 to attend the Lincoln School for Nurses in the Bronx, which was founded in 1898 to train black women to become nurses.
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March 21, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
NINE-YEAR-OLD Tommy "TJ" Ramos doesn't have a broken heart, his ticker just marches to its own beat - like Dallas Stars hockey player Rich Peverley's heart. Luckily, both guys - who have the same genetic heart condition called CPVT - were surrounded by their teammates and quick-thinking men with CPR skills when their irregular heartbeats led to sudden cardiac arrests during sporting events. TJ, a Philly kid who plays baseball and hockey, got a chance to meet Peverley's teammates yesterday morning before their game against the Flyers.
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September 27, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
TOMMY "TJ" Ramos, a 9-year-old catcher on the Torresdale Boys Club baseball team, had just stepped onto the field on Leon Street near Eden for practice at about 6 p.m. Sept. 12 when he collapsed for no explicable reason. "He went down on his face. It looked like a seizure," said his mother, Micki Ramos. "I completely freaked. " But it wasn't a seizure. TJ's small, young heart was undergoing cardiac arrest. He was having a heart attack. Luckily, two off-duty Philadelphia cops - K-9 Officer John Callahan, a coach with TJ's team, and Gang Unit Officer John Pasquarello, who was watching his son practice - jumped into action while another coach called 9-1-1.
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September 25, 2013 | By Megan Lydon, Inquirer Staff Writer
William H. Castor, 92, formerly of Richboro, who retired in 1983 from CMC Heavy Equipment Rentals, a business he cofounded, died of a heart condition Friday, Sept. 20, at Doylestown Hospital. Mr. Castor, a native of Northeast Philadelphia, started his career working as a mechanic for his father's Sunoco service station. Later, he went into business with his brother, Edward, as cofounder of CMC Builders in Trevose. He also cofounded CMC Heavy Equipment Rentals, from which he retired in 1983.
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April 24, 2013
Tale of the Tape Height       Weight        Arm length        Hands 6-foot-2       311 lbs.             33 5/8 in.      9 ¾ in. Combine results Loutlelei did not participate at the combine. Skinny Lotulelei is appealing based on his size, production, and versatility. In a 3-4 defense, he can play any spot on the line, and he can play both interior spots in the 4-3. One of the big issues with Lotulelei was a heart condition detected before he was set to participate at February's scouting combine.
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April 24, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the college season concluded and draft prospects entered the lexicon of NFL fans, Star Lotulelei was near the top of all lists. The Utah defensive tackle had the size and college resumé worthy of potentially becoming the No. 1 pick in the draft. Then a physical at the scouting combine detected a heart condition that sent Lotulelei home prematurely and prompted concern about his draft status. Lotulelei has since been medically cleared - Eagles general manager Howie Roseman confirmed that the team found no issue with Lotulelei's heart condition - and Lotulelei is back near the top of many draft boards.
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February 26, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TOM BRADY agreed to a 3-year contract extension with the New England Patriots on Monday, a person familiar with the contract told the Associated Press. The extension is worth about $27 million and will free up nearly $15 million in salary-cap room. The 35-year-old, two-time league MVP was signed through 2014, and has said he wants to play at least 5 more years. Brady will make far less in those three seasons than the going rate for star quarterbacks.   Noteworthy *  The San Francisco 49ers are in talks to trade backup quarterback Alex Smith, ESPN reported, citing league sources.No NFL trades are permitted until March 12. * Star defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, from Utah, expected to be drafted high in the first round in April, has a heart condition, his agent said, and will undergo more extensive testing.
NEWS
February 9, 2013 | By Darren and Phyllis Sudman
February is American Heart Month, so naturally, on Feb. 1, the Philadelphia 76ers hosted their annual "Go Red Night. " As we walked into the venue, we were given a "Go Red for Women" sticker and a postcard to record the name of a loved one who has heart problems. Throughout the game, the crowd was educated about the stark reality that sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 cause of death in this country. We learned what symptoms women should look for and how they should modify their lifestyles for better heart health.
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December 28, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
ALEX KIRK'S biggest play may have been the one that kept an opponent from scoring. Kirk scored 15 points, but it was his block of Sean Kilpatrick's shot just before the buzzer Thursday night that preserved visiting New Mexico's 55-54 win and handed No. 8 Cincinnati its first loss. New Mexico (13-1) rallied in the second half behind its 7-foot center, who hit a three-pointer, got a team-high seven rebounds and slapped away Kilpatrick's jumper off an inbounds play. Cincinnati (12-1)
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