Saturday, February 12, 2011

Teenage girl collapses and dies after first kiss

Jemma Benjamin 18 who died after kissing a boy for the 1st timeJemma Benjamin, 18, was kissed by fellow university student Daniel Ross, 21, at his home after a night out together.

But Miss Benjamin suddenly slumped onto the sofa - and died in front of Mr Ross's eyes.

The inquest heard Jemma died from SADS, a rare heart condition which kills 500 people in Britain each year.

Mr Ross, who had known Miss Benjamin for three months, tried desperately to save her before paramedics arrived on the scene. ...

A post mortem examination by pathologist Dr Jason Shannon could find no medical reason for her death in April 2009.

The hearing was told she had no history of cardiac problems. ...

via Teenage girl collapses and dies after first kiss - Telegraph.

"A shy British teenager collapsed and died from sudden adult death syndrome (SADS) just minutes after her first kiss, a coroner's investigation found."

I think Fox is wrong, it isn't "sudden adult death syndrome". SADS stands for Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes.  This is so sad. Get checked out if you have "a family history of unexplained sudden death in a young person (under 40), ... Fainting (syncope) or seizures during exercise (or right after exercise), excitement or being startled .... or Consistent or unusual chest pain and/or shortness of breath during exercise."

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