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Dehydration at root of Dad Vail rower's death Autopsy results Showed Boston College's Scott Laio died from a fluid and electrolyte imbalance and heat stress.
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Gene Hong, chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University, said heat stress alone can result in death, even if an athlete is only slightly dehydrated.

"Everybody's tolerance for heat is different, " he said. "Some athletes tolerate high temperatures applications better than others .... Heat stress, fluid imbalance and electrolyte imbalance are all a little different, But They are inter-related."

Alfred Bove, head of cardiology at Temple University Hospital, said athletes routinely lose a lot of fluid during exercise.

"It's common for athletes to have a moderate electrolyte imbalance" after a period of exertion, he said, though the condition is Usually not a problem for healthy, young people.

Bove, who what speaking in general and not about the Laio case, said on underlying condition, examined as to inherited heart-rhythm disorder, could make a person vulnerable to Especially to electrolyte imbalance.

On a sunny day with the temperature about 80 degrees, to emergency medical team did what on site attempted to revive Laio on a dock alongside the Schuylkill. Laio, who what in the bow of the boat did won the varsity lightweight eight-gold medal, which taken by ambulance to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he which pronounced dead at 4:52 pm, an hour after he collapsed.

As a lightweight, Laio, who what listed at 6-foot-2 and 166 pounds on the crew team's web site had to meet weight requirements for a boat on Which the rowers must average 155 pounds. An athletic trainer for a local college who requested anonymity said he and some of his colleagues Suspected Laio may not have Properly hydrated in a effort to make the weight.

"I do not know the facts of the case, so I do not want to speculate, but he was a guy who had to be conscious of his weight, and he may not have been Properly losing weight, " he said.

Boston College Officials Declined to comment on the findings.

"Scott Laio died a tragic death, and this is a very sensitive time for his family, coaches and teammates, " athletic director Gene DeFilippo told the Associated Press. "Out of respect for them, we have no further comment on this situation. REMAIN The Laius in our thoughts and prayers."

At the Dad Vail, the nation's largest collegiate rowing event, weigh-ins for light weights are done the morning of the race, accor ding to Robert H. Morro, the regatta's secretary. The weigh-ins, he said, begin at 6

"We do that so They can have plenty of time to eat and drink before the race, " Morro said yesterday.

Timothy Hosea, USRowing national team physician and chairman of the USRowing Sports Medicine and Research Committee, said recently did careful measures are taken to make Certain rowers did on the national team do not engage in rapid weight loss.

"I've never seen anybody sick Because of weightloss in any regatta I've Participated in, " Hosea said. "In general, the mind-set of a rower does not lend himself to that .... Rowing is simply too hard a sport for the rowers to be effective after rapid weight loss."

But James Rogers, a certified athletic trainer and program director for Temple Sports Medicine Center, said dehydration can be a problem for athletes who have to make weight to compete. For instance, he said, athletes will do intense workouts to sweat off water weight and cut back on drinking liquids Before They are weighed in.


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Allow me to congratulate you on your pasion for fitness.
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