November 18, 1992
* John J. Cascella, 45, a keyboardist for rock singer John Mellencamp, died of a heart attack Saturday. He was found dead in his car about 1 a.m. in Hamilton County, Ind. Authorities believe he suffered a heart attack while driving. Mr. Cascella, known for his work on accordion, joined the Mellencamp band 10 years ago and was an integral element of the group's folk-rock sound. He also owned Cascella Productions, which created music for commercials and movies in Indianapolis.* Teddy Riley, 68, a veteran jazz trumpet player who blew taps for Louis Armstrong, died Saturday of a respiratory illness.
September 6, 1999
Zaccheus Chesoni, 63, Kenya's chief justice, died of a heart attack yesterday in Nairobi Hospital, Kenya Television reported. Chesoni had reportedly been hospitalized for two weeks after falling ill with bacterial meningitis. Mr. Chesoni was chairman of Kenya's Electoral Commission when he was appointed chief justice by President Daniel T. arap Moi in December 1997 -- the second indigenous Kenyan to hold the highest judicial post in the East African nation since it gained independence from Britain in 1963.
September 20, 2010
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio underwent surgery early Sunday morning after suffering from symptoms consistent with a heart attack. The school released a statement Sunday saying Dantonio was admitted to Sparrow Hospital and doctors performed a cardiac catheterization procedure, in which a small, metallic stent is used to open a blocked blood vessel leading to the heart. "The procedure was successful and blood flow to the heart muscle was restored," said Dr. Chris D'Haem through the school.
January 27, 2011
The new year brings a lot of resolutions to exercise. And sometimes the cold weather also means more snow shoveling. All that exertion can be harmful to people with abnormal hearts by leading to sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Gordon Tomaselli, director of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, talks about the difference between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack and what those at risk can do. Question: What is sudden cardiac arrest? Answer: Sudden cardiac arrest refers to collapse and loss of consciousness due to a dramatic fall in blood pressure.
February 18, 2010
For two days in July, Marcelette Lee thought she was coming down with the flu. When she started vomiting, she headed to her doctor's office. By the time she arrived, she was short of breath. It turned out she was having a heart attack and needed triple-bypass surgery. In the six months since, Lee, 54, of Randallstown, has been taking medication, exercising and watching what she eats. She said those efforts have been focused on more than increasing her time on the treadmill or lowering her cholesterol levels.
November 4, 2010
Howard County ambulances are using a new communications system that enables some heart attack victims to get faster, better treatment when they arrive at Howard County General Hospital. Patients experiencing a STEMI — or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, which threatens the heart muscle and requires a balloon angioplasty and a stent to keep an artery open — would benefit from the new technology, officials said. The American Heart Association says 400,000 people suffer STEMI heart attacks each year in the United States.