Can You Avoid a Sudden Death Like Tim Russert's?
July 03, 2008
Tim Russert, the prominent and beloved NBC correspondent, collapsed and died suddenly of a heart attack in the network‘s Washington office on Friday, June 13.
Russert had previously been diagnosed with several risk factors for a sudden heart attack, including coronary artery disease and diabetes. His death is a sad reminder that cardiac arrest can strike anyone without warning—and that when it does, it is often fatal.
Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for 310,000 deaths in America every year, or 850 a day—more than those caused by breast cancer, lung cancer, stroke, and AIDS combined.