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jsarno 05-02-2008 11:27 AM

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.
[url=http://www.nypost.com/seven/05022008/sports/derrick_needs_new_heart_109042.htm?page=0]DERRICK NEEDS NEW HEART - New York Post[/url]

SmootSmack 05-02-2008 11:35 AM

Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant
 
Wow. That's terrible. Being a Georgetown fan, I remember vividely his days with the Orange.

jsarno 05-02-2008 11:41 AM

Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant
 
[QUOTE=SmootSmack;446433]Wow. That's terrible. Being a Georgetown fan, I remember vividely his days with the Orange.[/QUOTE]

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.

BleedBurgundy 05-02-2008 12:24 PM

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.

SmootSmack 05-02-2008 12:26 PM

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

Schneed10 05-02-2008 01:16 PM

Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant
 
[quote=jsarno;446437]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.[/quote]

Not even close. Recognizing that you can't read this. But survival rates five years after a transplant are excellent.

Mattyk 05-02-2008 01:20 PM

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.

jsarno 05-02-2008 02:32 PM

Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant
 
[QUOTE=Mattyk72;446474]Damn that's crazy.

I was a huge SU fan growing up, I loved the old teams with Coleman, Rony Seikaly, Sherman Douglas, etc.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, they were damn good.

He was still very good when he played in the NBA in the beginning too.

dmek25 05-02-2008 02:37 PM

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

SeanTaylor21 05-02-2008 05:49 PM

Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant
 
[QUOTE=jsarno;446431]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.
[url=http://www.nypost.com/seven/05022008/sports/derrick_needs_new_heart_109042.htm?page=0]DERRICK NEEDS NEW HEART - New York Post[/url][/QUOTE]

[url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3378594]ESPN - Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant - NBA[/url]
[B]
Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant[/B]

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."

GMScud 05-02-2008 06:07 PM

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.

[url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3378594]ESPN - Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant - NBA[/url]

SeanTaylor21 05-02-2008 06:13 PM

Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant
 
[QUOTE=GMScud;446583]Actually he doesn't. It was a premature report. He is currently hospitalized, but does not need a transplant thankfully.

[url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3378594]ESPN - Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant - NBA[/url][/QUOTE]

Read the post right before ya.

jsarno 05-04-2008 04:27 PM

Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant
 
[QUOTE=dmek25;446503]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[/QUOTE]

wow...I didn't realize they were that successful. That's good info.

jsarno 05-04-2008 04:28 PM

Re: Derrick Coleman needs heart transplant
 
[QUOTE=SeanTaylor21;446580][url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3378594]ESPN - Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant - NBA[/url]
[B]
Coleman says he has irregular heartbeat, doesn't need transplant[/B]

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."[/QUOTE]

Good link...thanks for the updated info. It's good to know.


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