Monday, June 29, 2009

More on Diether Ocampo's Seizure — Diether Has Arrhythmia Says Claudine Barretto — SNN, June 29, 2009

29 June 2009

"Diether has arrhythmia."  That's what Star Magic colleague and friend Claudine Barretto disclosed tonight at SNN (Showbiz News Ngayon).  Claudine was present when Diether Ocampo collapsed during early morning rehearsals two days ago for their Star Magic Concert in California, USA.

"Yung heart niya, lumalaki yung muscle yata tumatama sa artery parang ganun, tapos plus meron siyang arrhythmia so yun ang naging problema talaga nag-cause nung pag-collapse niya," Claudine said.  Claudine added that Diether is now doing well and is able to speak.

Arrhythmia is defined and described as follows in this article from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the United States:
An arrhythmia (ah-RITH-me-ah) is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. A heartbeat that is too fast is called tachycardia. A heartbeat that is too slow is called bradycardia.

Most arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. When the heart rate is too slow, too fast, or irregular, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body. Lack of blood flow can damage the brain, heart, and other organs.

Diether sent his message of thanksgiving through Claudine for his fans and supporters who continue to pray for him during this ordeal.

30 June 2009

We now have the TV Patrol report by Ginger Conejero on the successful start of the Star Magic World Concert Tour and the latest on Diether Ocampo.  

It was the at the San Antonio Community Hospital where Diether was rushed following his sudden collapse. 



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