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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000643.txt from 2000/09

From: "Franklin Kercher" <kranwli@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] risk of stroke
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 16:09:09 -0400

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From: andy laszlo <andylaszlo2@-----.com>
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2000 6:59 AM
Subject: [kl] risk of stroke

There was an interesting show on PBS a couple tears ago about
strokes-research/treatment. One of the occupations cited as having the
highest number of strokes was "French Hornist". They then hooked up a
Hornist to moniter and had him play a few simple scales in the lower
register. Only a slight increase was observed. When he started playing the
higher notes, his BP sky-rocketed to very dangerous levels. This by the way
is how my grampa died. He was a Hornist.

>A clarinetist recently had a stroke.
>Does playing incease risk of stroke to someone already at risk?
>I see people go red when they play blow instruments and assume it increases
>blood pressure in the head. Doctor says it is ok to play but he does not
>play anything so maybe not aware of risk.
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