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Tim Russert Autopsy: He Had an Enlarged Heart

6/15/2008 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A clot in Tim Russert's left artery led to his heart attack on Friday, an autopsy report has revealed. He suffered from asymptomatic coronary artery disease. Tim's physician was surprised, saying Russert had a stress test in April that came back normal.

Russert was paid tribute today on "Meet the Press", the show he hosted for the last 17 years. Tom Brokaw took over hosting duties for the day to show highlights of Russert's career and life.

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wtf    

Too many people see their Doctor and are told they are fine to only die a short time later.

2259 days ago
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Bettsie    

TIM RUSSERT WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON , MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY. MAY HE REST IN R. I. P.

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Lenn K.    

This goes to show you that doctors can be dead wrong. Watch what you eat, exercise and don't smoke. These are just the start, watch the red meat and have fish at least once a week. After you get over 35 get a complete physical once a year, and if you don't feel right and only you know how you feel go straight and get a checkup.

2259 days ago
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I call Shotgun    

No doubt another liberal is chomping at the bit to bash all things conservative and patriotic.

2259 days ago
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Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be slut-whores    

It was painfully obvious that he was not a healthy man.

It's very sad that he cared enough about being a father to write books about the subject but didn't care enough to exercise and lay off the cheeseburgers.

Parents are morally obliged to guard their health but there's not much point in talking about moral obligations where liberals are concerned. They just don't understand the concept of living for someone else.

2259 days ago
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Crabby    

Tim would not be proud, This news is 24 hours old.

2259 days ago
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TONY NY    

WE WILL ALL MISS TIM. GREAT GUY SON FATHER HUSBAND ....................WE LOVE YOU TIM.....................................

2259 days ago
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Robert    

HAPPY FATHERS DAY EVERYONE, MAY ALL YOUR FATHERLY WISHES COME TRUE.

2259 days ago
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Attractive?    

6. This goes to show you that doctors can be dead wrong. Watch what you eat, exercise and don't smoke. These are just the start, watch the red meat and have fish at least once a week. After you get over 35 get a complete physical once a year, and if you don't feel right and only you know how you feel go straight and get a checkup.

Posted at 2:27PM on Jun 15th 2008 by Lenn K.

Amen!

2259 days ago
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Lori    

He was overweight, that didn't help him I am sure. He had an enlarged heart then how could it have functioned normal? I think he diet made it all worse. Along with obviouls advice I think the omega-3's are also great for lowering cholestrol and helping to maintain a healthy heart and exercise 3 times a week at least.

2259 days ago
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Kelli    

Happy Fathers day to all, I have watched a bunch of tributes to this fine man, he had a great career and family.

2259 days ago
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oxyclean    

Yep, he was overweight and had promised his MD he'd start dieting many, many times...

2259 days ago
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Twinker    

Just another guy who pissed off the Clintons and ended up dead.

2259 days ago
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mya    

I've shed some tears over Tim's death. I din't know him personally but i watched MTP every Sunday and i always waited all week to find out what Tim Russert thinks about the headlines. It's been moving to find out what a wonderful guy Tim was, and when people speak of you like they've spoken of Tim after his death, i'm sure God listens. RIP Tim Russert, i know i will miss you.

2259 days ago
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RacheLV    

Tim was in a class of his own. He knew how to ask the tough questions and gave his opinions, but never came across as preachy, argumentative or condescending. A true gentleman. He was my Sunday morning buddy. I will miss him dearly. RIP, Tim, and my prayers to his family.

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