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Regie White - not HCM related


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  • Regie White - not HCM related

    Football player Regie White has died suddenly in his sleep. According to a report from the medical examiners office he died from Sarcoidosis which affected his lungs and heart. He also had sleep apnea.

    Sarcoidosis is a disease that occurs when areas of inflammation develop in different organs of the body. Very small clusters of inflammation, called granulomas, are seen with sarcoidosis. They may occur in the lungs, lymph nodes, eyes, skin or any area of the body. These granulomas may clear up on their own or cause permanent scarring.

    The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown. Sarcoidosis occurs more often in Caucasians of European descent and in African-Americans. About 10 to 40 out of every 100,000 people develop sarcoidosis. It is most common in young people between the ages of 20 and 40. Sarcoidosis is not contagious.

    God Bless Regie White
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)