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Woman pushed partner out of bed - the supposed snoring was his last wheezing
Affected people know how annoying it can be if the partner snores. The reaction of a young woman from Great Britain is therefore not surprising: she pushed her partner out of bed because of the loud noises. But then she realized that the sounds were not snoring, but her boyfriend's last breaths.
The supposed snoring was the last breath
When there is loud snoring in the bedroom at night, sleep is no longer an issue for sensitive bed neighbors. Instead of using earplugs or a pillow to silence the noise above the ears, some choose to wake up their partner. This can sometimes be a bit rough. A young British woman pushed her boyfriend out of bed because she felt disturbed. But then she found that he hadn't snored at all; the noises were rather his last wheezing.
The partner stopped breathing
According to media reports, 25-year-old Lisa Lee pushed her boyfriend Lewis Little out of bed because she couldn't sleep because of his loud noises. But then the young woman from Ashington, Northumberland found that her partner was not snoring, but had taken his last breaths.
According to a report by the English newspaper "Daily Star", the 25-year-old said: "When we were in bed, I just thought he was snoring, so I kicked him and told him to shut up."
But then “I felt the sheets were wet and knew something was wrong. I turned on the light and saw that his face was purple - he was not breathing ”.
"I called an ambulance and it felt like it was taking forever. He was pronounced dead in the hospital. "
Inheritable heart disease
The two knew that Lewis Little had a rare disease called Brugada syndrome.
However, according to a Daily Mail report, the couple had been assured by doctors that they would live a "long and healthy life."
The young mother is now working to ensure that people are informed about hereditary heart disease. She has started a petition for this.
"The syndrome is a quiet killer - I just want to raise awareness and make sure something is done."
Implantation of an automatic defibrillator
"The Brugada syndrome is a primary electrical disorder with no recognizable structural heart disease in an otherwise healthy heart, which is associated with life-threatening ventricular rhythm disorders," explains the University Hospital of the Ruhr University Bochum on its website.
“It is believed that 4-12% of all sudden deaths are caused by Brugada syndrome. In patients with a structurally healthy heart, the syndrome even appears to be responsible for up to 50% of cases of sudden cardiac death, ”it continues.
A review in the “Deutsches Ärzteblatt” also shows that the disease is not that rare.
There is an introductory report: "With an estimated prevalence of 1–5 per 10,000, Brugada syndrome (BrS) is one of the more common family arrhythmia syndromes."
According to the British newspaper reports, Lisa Lee is convinced that the implantation of an automatic defibrillator (ICD) would have saved her friend's life. So far, this has mainly been used for people at high risk - but their partner was not one of them.
"I want people who are in the same situation, regardless of whether they are at low or high risk, to have an ICD," says the young woman. (ad)