Saturday, June 27, 2009

AP Source: Jackson suffered a heart attack

I just heard about this just now, perhaps some medication may have helped to hasten Michael Jackson's death.
The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity, said Jackson suffered a heart attack, which is a blocking of the arteries that deprives the heart of adequate blood. That can lead to cardiac arrest, an interruption of the normal heartbeat.

Jackson's brother Jermaine said Thursday that it was believed the pop singer went into cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles County coroner's office, which completed its autopsy Friday, said determining the cause of death will require further tests that will take six to eight weeks.

The possibility of a heart attack could be a key clue as to why Jackson had a cardiologist at his home while he went through vigorous training for an upcoming series of concerts in London: Heart attacks can indicate a long-term problem, such as heart disease. It would not necessarily rule out another factor, such as drug use, however.

Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey said Jackson was taking some prescription medications, but did not specify what they were.

Police earlier today seized the car of Dr. Conrad Murray, a cardiologist who practices in California, Nevada and Texas, who was with Jackson at the time of his death. Police said they believed the car may contain drugs or other evidence.
Yet another controversy arises even in the wake of his untimely death!

You know when I heard that authorities were looking at his doctor, I almost thought about the Doctor who was treating the mother of Kanye West. She also had a heart attack, may have had a condition and reports were that she was undergoing cosmetic surgery when she suffered her heart attack. One could go racial on this and say black Hollywood doctors are starting to get a bum rap. Let's hope not, however.

Via Newsalert!

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