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What An Architect Can Teach Us About Heart Attacks

Health & Wellness  (tags: Zaha, Hadid, architect, Iraqi, heart, attack, bronchitis, respiratory, infection )

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One small part of Zaha HadidâEUR(TM)s legacy may be what her death teaches us about heart attack risk. Her death is a reminder that seemingly unrelated conditions like respiratory infections can increase the risk of a heart attack, especially in older adults.


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Sam H (410)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 11:42 am
When news broke that celebrated architect Zaha Hadid died last Thursday in a Miami hospital, fans may have been surprised to read that she suffered a sudden heart attack while being treated for bronchitis.

But one small part of her legacy may be what her death teaches us about heart attack risk. Hadid’s death is a reminder that it can fluctuate depending on other health circumstances, and seemingly unrelated conditions like respiratory infections can increase the risk of a heart attack, especially in older adults.

Sam H (410)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 11:43 am
The conventional wisdom, after contacting the flu—for example—has been to guard against developing pneumonia. They rarely mention anything about the increased risk of a heart attack or a clot!

fly bird (26)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 12:38 pm
thanks, Sam

Judy C (91)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 12:48 pm
This is a connection that we haven't known about, and this knowledge could be lifesaving for many people It applies to me to be sure because my disability has caused me respiratory issues including bronchitis and pneumonia many times. One more thing I could add from my experience is that severe infection can lead to sepsis, which can trigger heart arrythmias such as atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, although luckily I never had a stroke. It does necessitate the use of blood thinners, which are a necessary evil.

Aside from all that, Hadid's work is absolutely stunning in its artistry. Its too bad she left us so soon. Thanks Sam.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 2:16 pm
Her architecture sure is breathtaking, obviously as was her illness. That's scary stuff so thx Sam.
I've never heard of her but I do recall seeing her picture, the very same Reuters photo as used in the HuffPo on TV (mute) last week. So now I know why.

Kathleen M (208)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 2:25 pm
Shared and noted. Thanks, Sam.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 10:04 pm

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Wednesday April 6, 2016, 10:37 pm
Thanks for the article Sam.

Farah Hage Ali (154)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 5:48 am
noted, thank you for sharing

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 5:49 am
Voi HerranJumala tätäkin ....

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 6:19 am
Let's learn from experiences

divergent revolution (309)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 9:35 am
even the healthiest people get overwhelmed

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 11:41 am
Thank you for sharing this, Sam. I was aware Zaha Hadid had died last week, but not of the circumstances. Something to think about and learn from.

Janet B (0)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 12:55 pm

Birgit W (160)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 2:21 pm

Phyllis P (232)
Thursday April 7, 2016, 5:21 pm
How sad. I have had bronchitis multiple times, and pneumonia twice. My 2 year old grandson was so sick 3 weeks ago, my daughter persistently took him to 3 ER's in a day and a half, until we could find out he had pneumonia. My ears and eyes will certainly be peaked from now on. Thanks Sam.

Winn Adams (179)
Friday April 8, 2016, 9:41 am
She won't be forgotten. RIP
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