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March 4, 1989 | Associated Press
Bob Satterfield, a member of the Notre Dame national championship football team who collapsed and died suddenly at a nightclub in January, was a victim of a congenital heart defect, a medical examiner announced Friday. Satterfield, 22, a former Notre Dame High School standout from Encino, "died as a result of subtle congenital heart defects which were previously unknown and resulted in cardiac arrest followed by seizure activity," said a report from Dr. Fred M.
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August 22, 2011 | By Amber Dance, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Alaina Dixon barely remembers the end of the last Houston marathon, on an unusually hot and humid Jan. 30. The 26-year-old interior designer collapsed 200 feet from the finish line: Her heart had stopped. Paramedics shocked her twice to restart it, then rushed her to the hospital. Doctors would later discover and fix the congenital heart defect that probably caused Dixon's collapse. But in the minutes and hours following the incident, their focus was on an entirely different organ: her brain.
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January 24, 2002
Congenital Heart Defect Led to Runner's Death Jason Kortekaas, a 17-year-old varsity cross-country runner at Victorville Silverado High who died Oct. 10 after being in a coma for 11 days following his collapse during a race at Yucaipa High, died of a congenital heart defect, the San Bernardino County coroner's office has concluded. The report said "the most single abnormal finding from the autopsy is the enlarged heart.
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February 12, 2006 | Emily Green, Emily Green is a Times staff writer.
IN the case of global warming, and the dangers it presents to wildlife, our water supply, the quality of our air and the safety of our homes, we have been given a mixed message. Environmentalists quote one set of scientists, who say it is happening and that it could produce ecological cataclysms that make New Orleans look like a tea party. The Bush administration prefers to call it "climate change" and clings to the idea that the rising temperatures of our seas and atmosphere are just trends.
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August 12, 2004
Camp fund -- An article in Monday's Calendar section for the Times Camp Campaign about a girl born with a congenital heart defect said that, following surgery, her blood is now properly oxidized. Rather, her blood is oxygenated.
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June 3, 1990 | PEGGY Y. LEE
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."
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March 1, 1991 | ERIC SHEPARD
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.
OPINION
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.
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February 17, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
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October 15, 1988 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 26, 2005 | Bobby Ross Jr., Associated Press Writer
It started with an e-mail cry for help. "Heart kid," the subject line said. Dr. Ellen Little, an American pediatrician working as a medical missionary in Kampala, Uganda, sent the message to all the doctors in her address book. "Many of you have said to me over the years, 'If there is anything I can do for you, just let me know,' " Little wrote. " 'Well, I'm not sure, but this may be your time.'
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August 12, 2004
Camp fund -- An article in Monday's Calendar section for the Times Camp Campaign about a girl born with a congenital heart defect said that, following surgery, her blood is now properly oxidized. Rather, her blood is oxygenated.
OPINION
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.
SPORTS
January 24, 2002
Congenital Heart Defect Led to Runner's Death Jason Kortekaas, a 17-year-old varsity cross-country runner at Victorville Silverado High who died Oct. 10 after being in a coma for 11 days following his collapse during a race at Yucaipa High, died of a congenital heart defect, the San Bernardino County coroner's office has concluded. The report said "the most single abnormal finding from the autopsy is the enlarged heart.
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October 22, 1995 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He has a Purple Heart. It lies beneath a ragged line in the middle of his chest. His nanny coos at him as she unbuttons his cotton jumpsuit, exposing the vivid incision made last month by a surgeon's knife. "Yes," she says softly, "he has his own battle scars." At first, no one saw a connection between Christian Coats' congenital birth defects and the fact that his father fought in the Persian Gulf War.
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February 17, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
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December 2, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An early Christmas present arrived special delivery Tuesday: Charles and Renee Shinn brought their son home, five months after he was born with a defective heart. "It's just the ultimate gift . . . the gift of life for our child," Renee Shinn said as she held Robbie, who had a heart transplant 12 days after he was born. "How could we ask for anything else?" Clad in blue jeans and a T-shirt declaring "I have a heart--donate!"
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July 10, 1992 | BILL BILLITER and GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a helicopter warmed up for takeoff atop Children's Hospital of Orange County on Thursday, Westminster Police Officer Chuck Shinn reached in to touch the tiny passenger hooked up to a life support system. "Be a good boy," Shinn said softly to his son, 12-day-old Robert (Robbie) August Shinn. "Daddy will see you soon." Minutes later, Robbie Shinn was whisked away to Loma Linda University Children's Hospital for a heart transplant that was scheduled to be performed early this morning.
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December 2, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An early Christmas present arrived special delivery Tuesday: Charles and Renee Shinn brought their son home, five months after he was born with a defective heart. "It's just the ultimate gift . . . the gift of life for our child," Renee Shinn said as she held Robbie, who had a heart transplant 12 days after he was born. "How could we ask for anything else?" Clad in blue jeans and a T-shirt declaring "I have a heart--donate!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1992 | BILL BILLITER and GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a helicopter warmed up for takeoff atop Children's Hospital of Orange County on Thursday, Westminster Police Officer Chuck Shinn reached in to touch the tiny passenger hooked up to a life support system. "Be a good boy," Shinn said softly to his son, 12-day-old Robert (Robbie) August Shinn. "Daddy will see you soon." Minutes later, Robbie Shinn was whisked away to Loma Linda University Children's Hospital for a heart transplant that was scheduled to be performed early this morning.
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