(Slay News) – 1,249 young healthy athletes have suffered sudden heart attacks or other serious issues since last year, disturbing new data has revealed.
Among those to have fallen ill, a staggering 847 have died.
The shocking figures were revealed by Good Sciencing, which has been tracking the deaths and serious health issues of athletes and maintaining a list.
The list shows a huge spike in major medical issues among mostly young athletes that started soaring in early 2021 and continued into this year.
Data for previous years shows only a fraction of sudden deaths and serious health complications in young athletes.
For comparison, the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, studied documents from international data banks dated from 1966 to 2004.
In those 38 years of records, the documents show a total of 1,101 sudden deaths in athletes under 35 years of age.
The numbers equate to an average of 29 athlete deaths per year.
The study found that sports with the highest incidence are soccer and basketball.
A separate study by Maron on sudden death in US athletes identified 1,866 deaths of athletes with cardiac disease from 1980 to 2006 in 38 different sports.
The study found a prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
From 2005 to 2006 an average of 66 deaths per year were found.
82% of those cases were during competition or training.
According to Maron’s study, in prior years, there were 66 deaths per year.
But in 2021 and 2022, so far, cardiac disease has not been mentioned.
“Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was mentioned twice, but those two reports were listed in the ‘not vax related’ list,” Good Sciencing notes.
“‘Enlarged heart’ was only mentioned three times, but there was no indication this was a long-term or recent issue (possibly due to vaccine injury).”
As of early August 2022, during 2021 and 2022 Good Sciencing has so far recorded 847 athlete deaths, with 46 in the month of July 2022 alone.
The report notes that the data shows a major spike after athletes had received their mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19.
The last full month of recorded data is for July this year and lists a total of 60 cases and 46 deaths.