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Old 05-02-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant

This guy was a great player back in his day, and his condition robbed the latter years of his career of all star performance. But this guy was a great player when he was healthy. He's only 40 and needs a heart transplant...very sad.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant

Wow. That's terrible. Being a Georgetown fan, I remember vividely his days with the Orange.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:41 AM   #3
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Wow. That's terrible. Being a Georgetown fan, I remember vividely his days with the Orange.
This just isn't right. Normally athletes are supposed to have strong hearts from all the exercise they get. He is still young too.
I don't know the success rates of heart transplants anymore, but my preconceived notion is that it's a death sentence.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant

Didn't he have major drug issues? Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong guy. I wonder if that played a role with his current condition?

edit- I should have researched before I posted. I was thinking he had an issue with coke in the past. I'm not seeing anything after a brief search so I was most likely off base.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:26 PM   #5
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Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant

Well he's always had a heart arrythmia (for his NBA career at least). And I think he may have been an alcoholic
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:16 PM   #6
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Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant

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This just isn't right. Normally athletes are supposed to have strong hearts from all the exercise they get. He is still young too.
I don't know the success rates of heart transplants anymore, but my preconceived notion is that it's a death sentence.
Not even close. Recognizing that you can't read this. But survival rates five years after a transplant are excellent.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #7
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Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant

Damn that's crazy.

I was a huge SU fan growing up, I loved the old teams with Coleman, Rony Seikaly, Sherman Douglas, etc.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:32 PM   #8
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Damn that's crazy.

I was a huge SU fan growing up, I loved the old teams with Coleman, Rony Seikaly, Sherman Douglas, etc.
Yeah, they were damn good.

He was still very good when he played in the NBA in the beginning too.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:37 PM   #9
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Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant

my brother in law had a heart transplant at age 38. the doctors told him he should expect to live a long, and healthy life. one of the first people to talk to him was a 57 year old man, that had been going on 17 years with a new ticker. had the transplant down schneed's way, at the university of Penn. excellent hospital, excellent people. he is now 42, and going back to work, full time
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Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant

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This guy was a great player back in his day, and his condition robbed the latter years of his career of all star performance. But this guy was a great player when he was healthy. He's only 40 and needs a heart transplant...very sad.
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ESPN - Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant - NBA

Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant


Former NBA player and Syracuse star Derrick Coleman says he doesn't need a heart transplant, despite reports to the contrary on Friday.

Coleman told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith that he is in the hospital for an irregular heartbeat but doesn't need a transplant.

Quoted in a story on the Detroit News' Web site, Coleman said, "Do I sound like I need a heart transplant? I don't know how this stuff gets started. I appreciate the love, but please tell everybody that I am fine."
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Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant

Actually he doesn't. It was a premature report. He is currently hospitalized, but does not need a transplant thankfully.

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Actually he doesn't. It was a premature report. He is currently hospitalized, but does not need a transplant thankfully.

ESPN - Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant - NBA
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my brother in law had a heart transplant at age 38. the doctors told him he should expect to live a long, and healthy life. one of the first people to talk to him was a 57 year old man, that had been going on 17 years with a new ticker. had the transplant down schneed's way, at the university of Penn. excellent hospital, excellent people. he is now 42, and going back to work, full time
wow...I didn't realize they were that successful. That's good info.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:28 PM   #14
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ESPN - Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant - NBA

Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant


Former NBA player and Syracuse star Derrick Coleman says he doesn't need a heart transplant, despite reports to the contrary on Friday.

Coleman told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith that he is in the hospital for an irregular heartbeat but doesn't need a transplant.

Quoted in a story on the Detroit News' Web site, Coleman said, "Do I sound like I need a heart transplant? I don't know how this stuff gets started. I appreciate the love, but please tell everybody that I am fine."
Good link...thanks for the updated info. It's good to know.
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