During a junior varsity hockey game, a 15-year-old player was roughly handled and benched by his coach. An irate father watching the game from the stands ran down the stairs and in deep rage and anger struck out at the coach. The player’s father immediately fell over in what appeared to be a faint. He was moved to the sidelines and the coach and a parent of one of the team members, who was a nurse, initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Advanced life support service personnel arrived approximately 7 minutes later and found the patient unresponsive to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. An autopsy performed the following morning revealed coronary atherosclerosis with an occlusive thrombus in the paroxysmal left anterior oblique coronary artery. The family advised that there were no previous cardiac symptoms or history.

  1. In addition to the classic modifiable cardiovascular (CV) risk...

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