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12-22-2014, 08:54 PM
SD St. player Dwayne Polee (sp) collapses on court. Apparently is responsive at hospital.


12-22-2014, 09:01 PM

12-22-2014, 10:24 PM
SD St. player Dwayne Polee (sp) collapses on court. Apparently is responsive at hospital.


The play by play announcer for SDSU said at the end of tonight's broadcast, it looks like Dwayne Polee is going to be ok.

12-23-2014, 07:41 AM
I hope the young man is OK.
It would seem to be a sensible thing to do an EKG/stress test on incoming or potential SA's. Evaluate their heart and blood flow. This incident could easily have been a response to a serious cold, de-hydration from the Flu or another respiratory illness, and those can only be reated to and treated. Heart problems generally should show up with a heart work-up. I'm surprised that isn't part of the entry package for incoming athletes, or even a check on potential athletes, prior to offering.

12-26-2014, 08:06 AM
I agree Will. Actually a cardiac echo can pick up most of these, and a stress test probably isn't necessary as a screening device. Face plants are almost always cardiac in origin, unfortunately. What a shame for Dwayne. I still remember the shock of a young athlete at Creighton who died in his sleep in our dormitory when I was attending medical school. He had Marfan's Syndrome, I believe. The other and far more common problem is HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy).

12-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Mike Heck as I recall Sili. ANd yes, almost always this is "sudden death" and in the younger set, it's due to a thick heart with arrythmias. Echo's for structure and functionnnn are simple and quick. I'm sure he's had one by now.........and likely an Holter with event recorder.. Hope he does well. Thcik muscular hearts require more blood flow and when that is maxed, bad things happpen.

El Zag
12-26-2014, 01:32 PM
Ronny Turiaf was the 37th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_NBA_Draft) to the Los Angeles Lakers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Lakers), signing a two-year, $1 million contract. After a physical exam conducted by the Lakers just four weeks after the draft, team doctor, John Moe, found an enlarged aortic root (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aortic_root) in Turiaf's heart. After multiple examinations by other physicians, the Lakers decided that the problem, which was cleared by doctors in both France and the NBA's pre-Draft camp, was serious enough to require surgery. The Lakers were forced to void Turiaf's contract but retained his rights in case he was cleared to play again after the surgery. In addition, the team paid for all the expenses from the surgery. Turiaf underwent the six-hour open-heart surgery on July 26, 2005. His expected recovery time was between six and twelve months.[5] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronny_Turiaf#cite_note-5)

12-26-2014, 01:40 PM
I suppose this is an appropriate place for this news. A buddy of mine, who was a walk-on at the College of Charleston, passed away suddenly while playing pick-up basketball on Christmas Eve. Chad Cooke was among the most outstanding guys I've ever had the privilege of knowing. Basketball took a back-seat to his commitment to his faith, and his community. If ya'll wouldn't mind saying a prayer for his family, as well as the Charleston community, that would be greatly appreciated. The world was a much better place with Chad in it.

NCAA.com Memorial for Chad Cooke: http://origin.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2014-12-24/college-charleston-mourns-loss-walk-junior-chad-cooke

12-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Condolences for your loss, Zagnificent.

ESPN had an update on Polee yesterday: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12073914/san-diego-state-forward-dwayne-polee-ii-released-hospital-awaiting-test-results

12-26-2014, 09:54 PM
Sad news Zagnificent.