ROME – Investigating the sudden death and at first sight inexplicable by Davide Astori it has been understood that the pathology responsible for the death is the same that has affected many athletes, the same one that the players Piermario Morosini of Livorno and Antonio Puerta del Siviglia have taken, the Asiago hockey player Darcy Robinson, the blue swimmer Mattia Dall'Aglio.
A professional illness? Surely there are about 800 cases of sudden death taken into consideration, 100 concern athletes. Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, the heart begins to beat faster until a cardiac arrest occurs, is a subtle pathology, because in 20% of cases it escapes any diagnosis.
It affects a young person in 5 thousand under 35 years of age. The agonistic activity then multiplies the risk of death by five. For this – but a definitive word has not yet been said – no doctor has managed to stop in time an athlete like Astori, an athlete subjected to frequent and systematic checks (the last electrocardiogram two days before the tragedy).
The killer disease suddenly strikes, without any signs whatsoever, escapes in one fifth of the cases to every diagnosis. The Florence public prosecutor, appointed to ascertain whether Astori could be saved and in the case ascertaining possible responsibilities, asked Professor Domenico Corrado of the University of Padua, the leading expert on this disease, if any clues have not escaped the Florentine doctors.
Professor Corrado has not yet dissolved the reserve, but Andrea Pasqualetto of Corriere della Sera suggests that even for him Astori would fall in that 20% of cases of invisible cardiomyopathy.
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