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Proper Treatment May Have Saved Cherepanov

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

What was the cause of death?

Russian authorities have publicly stated the 19-year-old Cherepanov died of a pre-existing condition known as “chronic ischemia,” which in layman’s terms is a lack of blood flow to the heart.

Doctors here in North America, though, are skeptical that was the cause of death.

“I would say it’s highly unusual, virtually unheard of, for an elite 19-year-old athlete to have chronic ischemia,” said Dr. Anthony Colucci, the Detroit Red Wing team physician and emergency room doctor who saved the live of Jiri Fischer when the former Red Wing defenceman, like Cherepanov, collapsed on the bench during a game on Nov. 21, 2005.


added 12:01pm, from the CP via TSN,

MOSCOW - Family, friends, teammates and thousands of fans paid their last respects Wednesday to Alexei Cherepanov, the 19-year-old rising hockey star who died after suffering heart problems during a game outside Moscow.


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