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    RIP Jimmy Duquennoy

    Sadly another very young Belgian rider passes away.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/jimm...-dies-aged-23/

    That's five or six young riders in the last couple of years.Very sad.

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    Yeah, very sad, saw that as well.

    You would have thought that the Teams do complete analysis and health checks on their riders yearly to prevent these things from happening and to pick up problems.
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    It's on the up and not just in Cycling.
    https://www.c-r-y.org.uk/sudden-death-syndrome/

    There was a campaign last year(IIRC) trying to get routine screening done for kids 14-18 to check for Heart defects but I haven't heard much about it recently.

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    Two runners died at the Cardiff half marathon today...aged in their 20s and 30s.

    No idea on whether they were serious runners or were generally otherwise fit, but far too young.

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    Another Rider quits after heart issues. Ages 20.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/heart-problems-force-neo-pro-tanguy-turgis-into-early-retirement/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick1020 View Post
    Two runners died at the Cardiff half marathon today...aged in their 20s and 30s.

    No idea on whether they were serious runners or were generally otherwise fit, but far too young.
    Oddly enough there is someone on twitter saying that participants should be required to wear HRMs. Not sure that would do any good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    Oddly enough there is someone on twitter saying that participants should be required to wear HRMs. Not sure that would do any good.
    Heart attacks and Cardiac arrest are two very different things.a HRM might alert you to abnormal Heart beats etc but a Cardiac Arrest is usually the Heart stopping completely.How would a HRM help then?
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    It would show that the heart stopped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibbo68 View Post
    Heart attacks and Cardiac arrest are two very different things.a HRM might alert you do abnormal Heart beats etc but a Cardiac Arrest is usually the Heart stopping completely.How would a HRM help then?
    Not sure... it might pick up some odd rhythms etc in advance of an arrest, but consumer HRMs are simply designed to give a BPM count at any point. It would not flag up any anomalies.

    Presumably, it is worth undergoing an ECG to check for defects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VLAD (the Friendly Vamp) View Post
    It would show that the heart stopped.
    Not much good for the person wearing it!

    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    Not sure... it might pick up some odd rhythms etc in advance of an arrest, but consumer HRMs are simply designed to give a BPM count at any point. It would not flag up any anomalies.
    Presumably, it is worth undergoing an ECG to check for defects.
    As you're doing exercise your Heart would be doing abnormal things anyway.Unless you're a trained professional I doubt you'd know what to look out for.
    ECGs don't always pick up defects.I would think that professionals will be hooked up to all sorts of stuff when they have a medical before signing for a Team etc?
    This all reminds me of a school friend of mine.He died of Cardiac Arrest playing Squash aged 21 not long after he passed out as a Soldier.

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