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Coroner: Breitbart Died of Heart Failure
breitbart ^ | 4/20/12 | Breitbart News

Posted on 04/20/2012 5:48:42 PM PDT by Nachum

The office of the Los Angeles County coroner has completed its investigation into the death of Andrew Breitbart on March 1, and has confirmed that he died of natural causes, namely heart failure.

Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey told Breitbart News that the final autopsy report would be released next week.

A press release issued by the Department of Coroner (below) notes: "No prescription or illicit drugs were detected. The blood alcohol was .04%," a negligible amount.

The press release concludes: "No significant trauma was present and foul play is not suspected."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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To: Texas Songwriter

Thanks for explaining. I was thinking all this but was too lazy to type it all. (i work in cardiac surgery)

And it didn’t occur to me that it could have been the reporters language, not the coroner/pathologist.

Regardless,RIP Andrew Breitbart, you were terrific in
many ways.


51 posted on 04/20/2012 7:42:48 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: Texas Songwriter; potlatch

My brother died at age 30 of a sudden, massive heart attack. His autopsy report read exactly as you described.


52 posted on 04/20/2012 7:46:10 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: EEGator
For his age, he looked terrible. Fat with reddish skin. I don’t think it was the Bilderbergers, or any tin foil nonsense. People die all the time, and younger than him.

You just described my former son-in-law, who died about 5 years ago of a heart attack at the age of 33, leaving my daughter a widow and 3 children without a father.

She remarried a few months ago and my new son-in-law seems a decent sort.

53 posted on 04/20/2012 7:51:18 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Nachum

Well, yeah. Elvis died of “heart failure” too. Course it was the massive DRUGS that led to the heart failure, but there ya go.

“Heart failure” seems to be a catch all phrase.

RIP, Andrew. You are certainly missed by right thinking people.


54 posted on 04/20/2012 7:51:47 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: dubyagee

This thread is a memorial to Andrew Breitbart. Out of respect for him, let’s leave the medical advice to the professionals. Millions of people of all ages enjoy longer, healthier, and more productive lives thanks to the miracles of modern medicine.
If you have a medical problem, talk to your doctor. If you need medication, take it, for your sake and the sake of your family.


55 posted on 04/20/2012 7:54:34 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Graybeard58

I’m sorry for the loss, but it is true. There is a small group of FReepers who are tinfoil crew. My friends dad died at 34 from a heart attack. Penn State starter. People try to make something out of nothing. It is sad. Look at Reggie Lewis and Hank Gathers. Sometimes people just die.


56 posted on 04/20/2012 7:56:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

>>He really looked awful for his age.<<

No he didn’t. You’ve said this twice. Are you trying to convince us or yourself?


57 posted on 04/20/2012 7:58:04 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Nachum

58 posted on 04/20/2012 7:58:27 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; Nachum

Rest in Peace, dear Andrew. You were an American original- a hero and patriot for the digital age.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew’s wife, Susie, and his children, his parents, siblings, an in laws.
Andrew will definitely be missed.


59 posted on 04/20/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: EEGator

So what about that big announcement he was going to make the next day?


60 posted on 04/20/2012 8:00:59 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: netmilsmom

I said it twice because it was true. I’m 37 and I look 28. Do you think I’m against you? Sometimes people die young.


61 posted on 04/20/2012 8:01:13 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: null and void

maybe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzIw44w00ow


62 posted on 04/20/2012 8:01:34 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: EEGator

I’m 51 and people think I’m in my 30s, but it doesn’t change that fact that you seem to have an agenda on this thread.

Breitbart looked fine at CPAC.


63 posted on 04/20/2012 8:03:47 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: ladyjane

>>So what about that big announcement he was going to make the next day?<<

Funny how that didn’t come out after his death.


64 posted on 04/20/2012 8:04:47 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: ladyjane

I have no idea. I’m not against you, but you have no proof. I thought he looked horrible for his age. If you think that makes me a troll, then fine. Point out anytime I’ve ever said any troll behavior. My friend’s father was a starter at Penn State. No drugs, dead at 34. How about Reggie Lewis...Hank Gathers? People die all the time. If you have any evidence...present it.


65 posted on 04/20/2012 8:06:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Nachum

Right after he died, Glenn Beck made a nasty little remark about Breitbart and “hard living”. Very uncalled for and very inappropriate.


66 posted on 04/20/2012 8:08:17 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: netmilsmom; ladyjane
>>So what about that big announcement he was going to make the next day?<<

Funny how that didn’t come out after his death.

Ah, but it did.

The "big announcement" was the merger of all of Breitbart's websites -- Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, Big Government, etc. -- into Breitbart.com

Nothing sinister...

67 posted on 04/20/2012 8:08:17 PM PDT by okie01
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To: netmilsmom

That is ridiculous. Are you saying that I had something to do with his death? I’m a college student applying Occam’s Razor. As I said to another poster, find anything liberal I have ever said.


68 posted on 04/20/2012 8:09:57 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Texas Songwriter

I agree. If this is being reported properly this is a b.s. cause of death, for all the reasons you point out.


69 posted on 04/20/2012 8:13:32 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: DLfromthedesert

I just finished his book and I am inspired to keep up his work. I hope many more good people are inspired too!


70 posted on 04/20/2012 8:15:59 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: EEGator

>>Are you saying that I had something to do with his death?<<
LOL!
Off the meds, are we?


71 posted on 04/20/2012 8:16:53 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: okie01

>>Are you saying that I had something to do with his death?<<

That wasn’t it.
Watch the CPAC speech. He was talking about vetting Obama and how he has “something big” coming out.


72 posted on 04/20/2012 8:18:03 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: okie01

Oops sorry, my cut and paste fouled up. Just ignore the first part there.


73 posted on 04/20/2012 8:20:32 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: netmilsmom

You said he looked fine...so where is the disconnect?


74 posted on 04/20/2012 8:22:38 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I said he looked fine
You said Over and Over how bad he looked.

For heaven’s sake, give it a rest. Your OCD is showing.


75 posted on 04/20/2012 8:26:02 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Rusty0604

I met him at a Tea Party event last April; bought his book and got it signed....yes we are all Andrew Breitbart now!


76 posted on 04/20/2012 8:27:12 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: MacMattico

My nephew 43 years old died from sudden cardiac arrest and had an atopsie and we were told he never knew what hit him. He didn’t even know he had heart problems. Of course, he wasn’t on the President’s s*** list either.


77 posted on 04/20/2012 8:34:44 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

What is this item that you have described, what is its proper name?


78 posted on 04/20/2012 8:37:36 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: null and void

yea, exactly. everyone on the left is in bed with zero.


79 posted on 04/20/2012 8:41:19 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: WildHighlander57
Georgi Markov
Bulgarian umbrella
Wetwork
80 posted on 04/20/2012 8:43:23 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: netmilsmom

You’re right, it was a conspiracy. My OCD led me astray...


81 posted on 04/20/2012 9:08:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; Nachum; Sarah Barracuda; Cringing Negativism Network; null and void; SuziQ; ...
Instead of bickering over his health, perhaps it would be more helpful to make a donation to his *orphans*? You know, like the Bible suggests to do?

April 13, 2012

WANT TO HELP ANDREW BREITBART’S CHILDREN? Send a check to:

Breitbart Children’s Trust

149 S. Barrington Ave, #735

Los Angeles, CA 90049.

I asked Dana Loesch why there’s no PayPal and she replied that PayPal won’t let a trust set up an account. Bummer. But checks still work.

(via Instapundit).

82 posted on 04/20/2012 9:17:02 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: webheart

Extremities swelling I knew but fluid in lungs never occurred to me. Good info well put. Thanks!


83 posted on 04/20/2012 9:18:10 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Be paranoid. Be very paranoid.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Thanks.


84 posted on 04/20/2012 9:20:54 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1186 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: AU72; webheart
Potassium can cause problems, /// And not having much can too.

this is true; I had to have an IV drip once, over a period of hours (I was told it had to be very slowly dripped into my system). Doc was very concerned about how low my potassium level was and said it is dangerous for your heart. I didn't know about that; my father has low potassium, too, so I don't know if it's hereditary? I often get leg/toe cramping, which I think is related to my potassium level getting low (then I remember to take my vitamins, which have potassium in it. As long as I'm taking vitamins regularly, the cramps don't come return).

85 posted on 04/20/2012 9:24:55 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: grey_whiskers

I wasn’t bickering with anyone.


86 posted on 04/20/2012 9:24:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
Understood, I just wanted to plug the fund for his kids to the widest possible audience on the thread and cut-and-pasted everyone's name I could find onto my comment's To: directive.

Cheers!

87 posted on 04/20/2012 9:33:39 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

BFL.


88 posted on 04/20/2012 9:37:36 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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To: Texas Songwriter
Yes. That's exactly what I thought too. Yes people die of "heart failure", but not acutely. People with CHF are staged I to IV, with IV being basically bed bound and on O2. Breitbart was not bed bound by any means. He probably had a massive MI. If he had severe out of control CHF, he would have been swollen with fluid. I just had a patient this week who came in with new onset florid CHF that had been going on for at least a month, but he was put on diuretics and is now doing fine. If I could read the full autopsy report I could tell more.

Misleading reporting IMHO.

89 posted on 04/20/2012 9:59:56 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: grey_whiskers

I’m pretty sure they are way better off than me...


90 posted on 04/20/2012 10:24:39 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: grey_whiskers

How about a check to the Wounded Warriors Foundation?


91 posted on 04/20/2012 10:26:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: doorgunner69

I loved Andrew, huge fan, but he had recently experienced a previous serious heart attack and had a very sick heart. He kept working 16 hours a day. His friends were not surprised when he passed away. Nothing nefarious here.


92 posted on 04/20/2012 10:33:07 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: ARA
Having reddish skin is not an indicator of bad health. Many people look flushed and most times it is caused by a condition called Roseacea.

Or taking Niacin and Chinese Red Yeast powder to reduce cholesterol levels....

Says Spokeshave whose cholesterol level is 170

93 posted on 04/20/2012 11:04:50 PM PDT by spokeshave
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To: TigersEye

That was my first thought when I saw his speech. In truth, I thought, “He doesn’t look well. If he keeps this up, he’s going to have a heart attack.” Sorry to say it. Makes me feel a bit guilty.


94 posted on 04/20/2012 11:41:06 PM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Randy Larsen

Was it painful?

***

Actually, no. I was already in the hospital for something else. Fell asleep,or so I thought. Woke up in a room on a table with 15 staffers in the room, one of whom was doing CPR. Now THAT is painful. Felt like my ribs were broken.

And no, I didn’t see the light or any of my dead family members or friends.

Contrary to popular belief, a heart attack or cardiac arrest can happen without the proverbial feeling of an elephant sitting in your chest. This is particularly true ofho women, but also can be for men. So if Mr. Breitbart had no apparent symptoms, I’m not surprised.


95 posted on 04/21/2012 12:02:32 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: GVnana
Truthfully, when I saw the speech I thought maybe he was stoned on pot. That didn't bother me and it was speculation so I kept it to myself. When he died and they mentioned heart disease I snapped to it. Puffy face, red eyes, something about his speech was off and he seemed generally tired.

As young as he was serious health problems never occurred to me but it fit in retrospect. Terribly sad and such a loss for all who loved him.

96 posted on 04/21/2012 12:02:46 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

97 posted on 04/21/2012 12:06:16 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

A hell of a man really! He looks good there. Saw him several times on Red Eye and he looked and sounded perfectly healthy then.


98 posted on 04/21/2012 12:16:08 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

I would see AB on ‘Red Eye,’ which I watch often enough.

Since his death believe I read somewhere (was it here?? or maybe some on ‘Red Eye’ who knew him said this) that he was always on the go, didn’t sleep much, had a million friends, etc.
He had a huge agenda.

The body can take only so much - needs rest/sleep to repair and regenerate.
Guess some can get away with it, and others don’t.


99 posted on 04/21/2012 12:44:01 AM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: grey_whiskers

I agree with you. The man has passed, we have to take care of the living.


100 posted on 04/21/2012 2:39:34 AM PDT by MacMattico
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