Teen dies after playing Xbox

Anna-Lee Kehoe, a young British girl, has tragically and very unexpectedly died. Perplexingly, she has suffered a heart attack whilst playing on her Xbox – a detail which no doubt will be treated with the correct degree of journalistic sensationalism.

The exact details of how a girl so young could suffer a heart attack are as yet unknown, the only real pre-existing condition for the teen being asthma. Anna-Lee had just gotten off for her summer holidays, and had been engrossed in an Xbox game for a few hours.

She reportedly got up to go to the bathroom, and came out saying she couldn’t breathe before collapsing. Her mother attempted CPR before she was rushed to hospital, but lack of oxygen had already left her brain dead.

Whether or not the hours playing Xbox had anything to do with her death are yet unknown. While there have been several deaths in the past attributed to marathon gaming sessions, Anna-Lee had only been playing for a few hours.

Source: The Sun

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  • Anonymous

    I doubt it was a heart attack (lack of or limited blood-flow to the heart) and was more likely cardiac arrest (heart failure), probably due limited oxygen during an asthma attack.

    Still, it's sad to read and I wish her family the best in what is no doubt a difficult time :(

  • Anonymousse

    I can see it already…
    "Xbox Kills Teen".
    Heh..

    Poor girl. Condolences to her family.

  • Screw Microsoft :e

    It's Microsofts fault for creating an xbox without creating appropriate safety techniques. Have you ever heard of anyone dying from playing ps3, no. maybe if ms put effort into safety this poor child wouldn't have died

  • Jim

    Could be that she was sitting still in one position for very long without adequate circulation.
    This kind of thing often happens on long plane journeys.

  • Graal

    @jim are you a doctor? if not shut the bleeding hell up

  • Skeptik

    Sure she died after going to the bathroom? What does what she did before going to the bathroom have to do with anything? Did she wash her hands…?

  • Anonymous

    @ Jim — You're thinking of DVT (deep-vein thrombosis) which is the formation of blood clots.

    Pretty unlikely to be the case in a young girl.

    All we can really do is speculate; maybe we'll find out eventually.

  • Jim

    @ Anonymous – Thanks, yes was thinking of travelers thrombosis. As you say it's very unlikely to occur in people under 18 although serious medical conditions (such as her asthma perhaps?) and dehydration may increase the risk.
    Regardless, it's highly unlikely that the Xbox itself was to blame.

  • Anonymous

    This should say "Teen dies after going to the bathroom"

    Its like me playing Dirt 3 then going for a drive crashing and saying OMG i blame Dirt 3 for that!

    People must stop blaming Games/consols for **** that happends to them.

  • Karin

    well she was sick and as far as i know.. it can happen to anyone… just so sad it happen to a fellow gamer….

    my prays are with the family

  • Rexbox

    "It's Microsofts fault for creating an xbox without creating appropriate safety techniques. Have you ever heard of anyone dying from playing ps3, no. maybe if ms put effort into safety this poor child wouldn't have died"

    No one dies from playing ps3 because no one plays it for long periods of time because there is noting to do for very long. Xbox gamers would die being dedicated to their gaming.

  • I'm a doctor

    Possibilities:
    1. Undiagnosed Heart disease (very common but more so in men under 35)
    2. Status Asmaticus (did the medical report say Heart Attack, wtf)
    3. DVT (Deep vein Thrombosis) is a strong possibility give that Asthmatics can sometimes be bad at getting exercise.
    4. Unknown cause (rare but possible)

  • LOL

    @I'm a doctor, I don't think you're actually a doctor, I think you're just a medical student at best and you pulled that out from your textbook… I know because I'm a med student and it looks like it's straight out of a cardiology module's lecture slide.

  • EffKay

    An XBox killed someone? Poppycock.

    Medical OPINIONS aside and viewed logically.

    This entire thing means exactly nothing as correlation and causation are being confused here again.

    The girl just happened to have stopped playing with her game console some time before.
    Had she been reading a book before she died then I suppose we'd be questioning the risk vs benefits of reading books.

    Once again the demonisation of Computer Games and other such things by those with vested interests. I talk of the "sports and games" business (the types of things one would play "outside" in a "field") that happens to be a Billion Dollar a year entertainment industry which has somehow ingratiated itself into our schools and produces nothing of value and worth really.

  • Teen dies after reading Twilight

    Anna-Lee Kehoe, a young British girl, has tragically and very unexpectedly died. Perplexingly, she has suffered a heart attack whilst reading Twilight – a detail which no doubt will be treated with the correct degree of journalistic sensationalism.

    The exact details of how a girl so young could suffer a heart attack are as yet unknown, the only real pre-existing condition for the teen being asthma. Anna-Lee had just gotten off for her summer holidays, and had been engrossed in the enthralling plot for a few hours.

    She reportedly got up to go to the bathroom, and came out saying she couldn’t breathe before collapsing. Her mother attempted CPR before she was rushed to hospital, but lack of oxygen had already left her brain dead.

    Whether or not the hours reading Twilight had anything to do with her death are yet unknown. While there have been several deaths in the past attributed to reading sessions, Anna-Lee had only been readinig for a few hours.

  • psykop

    no offens, but what game was it?

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