Randall Sanders died at the Dodge County Golf Club on April 10th doing something he loved; playing golf with his friends and looking forward to their weekly Wednesday night suppers together. It was how anyone with a special hobby and special friends would want to go – only it happened too soon, way too soon. Randall died instantly of a massive heart attack, absolutely no forewarning; thankfully, no suffering. Many have asked questions about his heart health. As far as we knew, Randall did not have a heart problem; no stents, no heart caths. He signed up with a cardiologist last summer just to establish himself as a patient and to set some baselines. His nuclear stress test and EKGs had all been normal. He had just visited his cardiologist six weeks before he died for his six-month follow-up. Everything was fine – or so we thought. We have subsequently learned that he did have coronary disease though it was never diagnosed nor was he taking any meds for it.
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