Kris Letang

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    Kris Letang myster illness

    Had a stroke?! 

    http://insidepittsburghsports.com/story/kris-letang-to-miss-at-least-six-weeks-after-having-a-stroke/63282/

     
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    penguins officially announce it. Crazy, hope he has a speedy recovery! Scary stuff!

    http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=704164&cmpid=pit-twt-penguins

     
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    Just read it also, sure hope everything is ok, wishing him well

     
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    Yea Davey it is. I had a co-worker drop dead of a stroke at 24 yrs old. Was taking a drink of 7UP on a forklift one second, dead within the next 30! I'm no Dr, but if Letang is on blood thinners I'm pretty sure that means he has/had a clot somewhere. That's what happened to my co-worker, but he had more than one, but they were near his  brain. Which is the reason they say he died so fast. 

     
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    Yea Davey it is. I had a co-worker drop dead of a stroke at 24 yrs old. Was taking a drink of 7UP on a forklift one second, dead within the next 30! I'm no Dr, but if Letang is on blood thinners I'm pretty sure that means he has/had a clot somewhere. That's what happened to my co-worker, but he had more than one, but they were near his  brain. Which is the reason they say he died so fast. 

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    Thats scary stuff man.  I couldnt imagine being that young and having a stroke. Yeah im reading that he had a clot, the stroke was last week and is easily treatable by blood thinners. Not his biggest fan, but thats a lot for a guy (especially that young) to go through. Best of luck to him.

     
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    Yea Davey it is. I had a co-worker drop dead of a stroke at 24 yrs old. Was taking a drink of 7UP on a forklift one second, dead within the next 30! I'm no Dr, but if Letang is on blood thinners I'm pretty sure that means he has/had a clot somewhere. That's what happened to my co-worker, but he had more than one, but they were near his  brain. Which is the reason they say he died so fast. 

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    Thats scary stuff man.  I couldnt imagine being that young and having a stroke. Yeah im reading that he had a clot, the stroke was last week and is easily treatable by blood thinners. Not his biggest fan, but thats a lot for a guy (especially that young) to go through. Best of luck to him.

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    Yep Prayers to him & his family sounds like everything will be OK & that's great news! 

     
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    Didn't Vokun, their goalie, have a similar problem?

     
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    Typically most stroke survivors, that are young, do just fine with blood thinners the rest of their lives. Even athletes that are in tip top shape can have strokes - mind blowing.

     
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    I read that dizziness & losing his balance were two of the symptoms that led to the stroke diagnosis, maybe Benoit Pouliot suffered a stroke 8 yrs ago and it has gone undetected. I hope Letang can return to full health and resume his hockey career.Pens will be looking for a d-man for sure now.

     
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    I love his talent and wish him a speedy recovery. I hope he is able to return to 100% healthwise.

     
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    Here's hoping for a long and healthy life for Kris. 

     

     
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    Not trivial.  Wow.

    This does remind me though - did anyone else see the headline out of Nashville the other day:

    "Somber day as Poile hospitalized, Weber suffers heart attack."

    Seriously.  Before you go looking to see why the story - with all the Olympic implications and stuff - has not been all over the hockey world...it's Mike Weber who does broadcasts for the Preds.  But the person who wrote that headline deserves a slap.

     
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    Not trivial.  Wow.

    This does remind me though - did anyone else see the headline out of Nashville the other day:

    "Somber day as Poile hospitalized, Weber suffers heart attack."

    Seriously.  Before you go looking to see why the story - with all the Olympic implications and stuff - has not been all over the hockey world...it's Mike Weber who does broadcasts for the Preds.  But the person who wrote that headline deserves a slap.

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    Pete Weber i think? Crisp does the color.

     
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    I read that dizziness & losing his balance were two of the symptoms that led to the stroke diagnosis, maybe Benoit Pouliot suffered a stroke 8 yrs ago and it has gone undetected. I hope Letang can return to full health and resume his hockey career.Pens will be looking for a d-man for sure now.

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    Heard today Letang was born with a hole in his heart. So, that appartently is the reason behind this.

     
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    I read that dizziness & losing his balance were two of the symptoms that led to the stroke diagnosis, maybe Benoit Pouliot suffered a stroke 8 yrs ago and it has gone undetected. I hope Letang can return to full health and resume his hockey career.Pens will be looking for a d-man for sure now.

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    Heard today Letang was born with a hole in his heart. So, that appartently is the reason behind this.

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    I read as well that all babies are born with hole's in their heart but they close up ,Letangs didn't and went undetected.  

     
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    [Placeholder for joke about Penguins and hearts/Cam Neely cameo in Hole Hearted video]

     
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    Wow, sure hope he has a long life ahead of him... so young

     
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    he's very lucky to have it noticed now. Hockey can wait, this is real life.

     
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    Kris Letang is luckier than Normand Leveille was.

    What will it be like when he is off the blood thinners? I think his career is in jepordy.

     
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    Kris Letang is luckier than Normand Leveille was.

    What will it be like when he is off the blood thinners? I think his career is in jepordy.

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    He may never be. My wife has to take them for the rest of her life. Can live normally on them.

     
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    Kris Letang is luckier than Normand Leveille was.

    What will it be like when he is off the blood thinners? I think his career is in jepordy.

     



    Lucky doesn't even come close...
    Without getting too far into it, there is a huge difference between what Leveille had (AVM - a blood vessel with a weakened wall ruptured. AKA hemorrhagic stroke) and the embolic stroke that Letang had...what happend to Letang is much more common...Levielle is lucky he is not dead.

     

    Everyone hears stroke, just like heart attack and think the worst.

    My prayers and best thoughts for Letang and his family.

     
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    So sad to hear this.  Many young stroke victims are on thinners for the rest of their life.  Bleeding and hockey go like apple pie and ice cream.  Could be a toughie.

    The suggestion he'll only be out for 6 weeks is encouraging though.

    wish him all the best.

     
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    In response to NeelyOrrBourque's comment:
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    Yea Davey it is. I had a co-worker drop dead of a stroke at 24 yrs old. Was taking a drink of 7UP on a forklift one second, dead within the next 30! I'm no Dr, but if Letang is on blood thinners I'm pretty sure that means he has/had a clot somewhere. That's what happened to my co-worker, but he had more than one, but they were near his  brain. Which is the reason they say he died so fast. 

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    Same thing happened to me. 

    A 34 year old friend at work.........sitting beside him talking to him ................he got up.................. minute later dead. 

    It numbs you to see someone that young suddenly gone.

     
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    Reading a bit more about this makes it easier to see why this is a 6 week issue and not closer to the examples Chowdah and nite experienced.  Like Tom said, there are strokes and there are strokes; and there are pre-strokes and stroke-like brain "events".  Letang was struck with dizziness and nausea, and it took them a while to figure out that these were symptoms of a brain event.  He's not lucky, of course, given that this happened at all, but he is luckier than those who have the full on  rupture that impairs brain function. 

     
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    And since no one said anything about it, I feel compelled to post this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-h4A7bF8wQ&feature=kp

    Freeze around 1:50....

     

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