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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1990 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing 6 feet, 7 inches tall, 17-year-old Seppo Usva of Finland was a promising prospect to play center on the Los Alamitos High School basketball team this year. But the Finnish exchange student never got the chance. Just as he was starting his second month at the school, Seppo collapsed at school during a short break between weightlifting. Now, Seppo lies in a Westminster hospital bed in a semiconscious state, partly paralyzed and unable to speak. Doctors said he suffered an aneurysm.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Small, bulging weak spots in the main blood vessel in the abdomen do not need to be routinely repaired in most patients, unlike large weak spots, which are in danger of bursting, a study concludes. Surgery for these common defects, known as abdominal aortic aneurysms, has grown dramatically in recent decades and is now performed on about 40,000 people in the United States each year.
NEWS
July 13, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
The coroner's office has determined that a 40-year-old Orange County Jail inmate, found dead in his cell Wednesday, died of an aneurysm, Sheriff's Lt. Richard Olson said today. The body of Jimmy Munos Martinez of Santa Ana was found about 4:30 a.m. in the medical housing area of the Inmate Reception Center in Santa Ana, Sgt. Richard Paddock said Wednesday. He had been receiving treatment for hepatitis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1988
Results of a preliminary autopsy indicate that Orange County Jail inmate Enrique Ibarra died Thursday of an infection-caused aneurysm in his brain, authorities said Friday. Ibarra, 35, of Santa Ana died in the jail ward at UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was transferred from the main men's jail in July following a seizure. He had been arrested by Santa Ana police July 2 on suspicion of petty theft and vehicle tampering.
NEWS
February 17, 1988 | Associated Press
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) continues to improve following surgery last week to correct an aneurysm in an artery supplying blood to his brain, a spokesman for Walter Reed Army Medical Center said Tuesday. Pete Esker said Biden "spent a quiet night" after being transferred out of the intensive care unit.
NEWS
December 4, 1987 | WENDY WEISENFLUH
William Huhta, 38, thought he was in the best shape of his life. On Oct. 18, 1986, he competed in Kona, Hawaii, in the Iron Man contest--a rigorous athletic event that involves running 26.2 miles, biking 112 miles and swimming 2 miles. Two weeks later, he ran a half-marathon. The next day, while working in his garden, Huhta felt a severe pain in the back of his head. "It was different than a normal headache," he said. "I was light sensitive and had no strength, no appetite.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1987 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
A rare female southern white rhinoceros suffered an aneurysm and bled to death after spending 76 hours in a cramped shipping crate following a trip from San Diego to Winston, Ore., where she was going to be placed in a breeding program, a San Diego Zoo official said Tuesday. Zoo spokesman Jeff Jouett said that the cause of death was listed in a necropsy report released Monday by veterinarians at the Wildlife Safari in Winston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1985 | LEE SIEGEL, Associated Press
Cathy, an energetic young mother of two, spent the day laughing and picnicking in the mountains with her husband and friends. Nobody knew that inside her head, a blood vessel had swollen into a dangerously weak balloon. Not until after she collapsed that evening, in the middle of a telephone conversation, did doctors detect the exploded time bomb in her head. Cathy was declared dead the next day.
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