While participating in the Usana 5k in Utah, one of my fellow runners fell next to me after completing the race. Ken Roosa could not breath and frothy fluid was coming from his lungs, indicating pulmonary edema (drowning in your own secretions). After listening to his heart, we got oxygen on him and transferred 3 bags intravenously; he quickly stabilized at the hospital. Tentative diagnosis is heat stroke combined with a possible heart arrhythmia. I just saw him and he looks much better. Ken was lucky. I want you to all remember to stay cool in the heat. Just to be sure, I may jog with Ken for the foreseeable future!
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  • dr_ozWhile participating in the Usana 5k in Utah, one of my fellow runners fell next to me after completing the race. Ken Roosa could not breath and frothy fluid was coming from his lungs, indicating pulmonary edema (drowning in your own secretions). After listening to his heart, we got oxygen on him and transferred 3 bags intravenously; he quickly stabilized at the hospital. Tentative diagnosis is heat stroke combined with a possible heart arrhythmia. I just saw him and he looks much better. Ken was lucky. I want you to all remember to stay cool in the heat. Just to be sure, I may jog with Ken for the foreseeable future!

  • nenamac20Thank God and thank you 4 being there right on time...no mistake, but grace.
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  • trudycc72Not sure if your read these but could you do a show on the effects of sugar and caffeine on the heart ???? I am 42 and suddenly unable to eat either or my heart beating very hard and loud will keep me up at night for days !!! I get scared but my dr told me I have a good strong rhythm but I'm still concerned !!!!! @thedrozshow let me know if you have already done a show on this !!!!
  • emergency.karkI'd love to hear the pathophys behind heat stroke causing pulmonary edema... And also how did u listen to his heart and know it was failing?common dude @dr_oz
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