CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1990 |
A 13-year-old Culver City girl who collapsed after a track race at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks died because of a congenital heart defect, according to an autopsy report released Saturday. Kimberly Howling collapsed and died after handing off her baton in an 880-relay race Friday afternoon, said coroner's investigator Jim Wingate. "Her heart did not develop properly," Wingate said. "There was a defect in the left coronary artery and under extreme stress she had a heart attack."
March 1, 1991 |
Jason Rouimi, the Agoura High wrestler who collapsed and died shortly after winning a match Feb. 15, was the victim of a congenital heart defect, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office. A spokesman said Rouimi's death was caused by a "congenital coronary artery anomaly." Rouimi's left main coronary artery was coming from the pulmonary artery instead of the aorta, the coroner's office said. This resulted in oxygen-poor blood.
June 22, 2003
Re "Infant Murder Charges Dropped," June 11: How much longer can Orange County voters put up with the incompetence of Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas? A Superior Court judge threw out first-degree murder charges against Teresa Hurtado, a young woman who had been incarcerated since May 5, after the district attorney's office claimed that she had caused the death of an infant when baby-sitting. Had they bothered to check on the child's health record or even waited for the autopsy results, which clearly showed that the child had a congenital heart defect, this young innocent woman could have been spared the nightmare of being held in jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1994 |
Massive coronary arrest like the one that killed an 11th-grader on the basketball court in Irvine on Wednesday is extremely rare and usually triggered by some congenital heart defect, according to a heart specialist at UCI Medical Center in Orange. Dr. Byron Allen, UCI's director of coronary care, said that in the "vast majority of cases," adolescents who suddenly die during exertion "have some congenital heart disease that has not been diagnosed."
October 15, 1988 |
San Antonio Mayor Henry G. Cisneros, the popular Latino leader once considered as a potential Democratic vice presidential candidate, on Friday acknowledged a close, personal relationship with a woman outside his marriage but said he will try to serve the remainder of his term with dignity.
February 25, 1986 |
Everything they see is amazing: Disneyland, of course--the beach, the clean hospital, fresh fruit every day, telephones and television cameras, chewing gum galore. But the outpouring of love has been so natural, so spontaneous that it has almost overshadowed the wonderful thing that recently happened to Leszek Kisinski, 16, and Izabella Kazmierczak, 13. After surgery at St. Vincent Medical Center, Izabella was the first to notice her lips and fingernails were no longer blue.