The sudden death of famous journalist Tim Russert this past Friday has shocked everyone, and is gotten people talking about the risks of heart attacks for men over the age of 50.
Russert, 58 had previously been diagnosed with a couple of the enormous risk factors for heart attacks for men over the age of 50, them being coronary artery disease and diabetes.
Russert, was an employee of NBC and according to reports suffered a sudden heart attack away from the hospital.
Co-workers did their best to revive him while medics were called but to know avail.
They also tried using a defibrillator once the ambulance arrived on the scene.
According to the American Heart Association, each year in the US more than 300,000 deaths are caused by sudden heart attacks.
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