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    I was David's classmate in school. I understand from another classmate that he had a heart attack for those who wanted to know what happened to him.

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    From his FB profile picture, he should be in his late 50's, maybe mid. He is too young to go. But at least, he is with the angels now. RIP, David Yau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cml View Post
    I was David's classmate in school. I understand from another classmate that he had a heart attack for those who wanted to know what happened to him.
    I see.. Based on what he told me some years back he already had HBP. From my rough understanding HBP is the start of all sorts of medical complications that may lead to fatality or failure of other organs in a matter of time if left unchecked, even then there's no guarantee should fate step in. Heart attack fatality can strike anytime where it mostly happen after 50 onwards. I had always thought David would still live a good life for many more years, its just too sudden..Anyway, he's in a better place now..RIP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    I had always thought David would still live a good life for many more years, its just too sudden.
    The man had so much fire and enthusiasm in him, so much passion in the things he did. That's what I could tell from his posts. I am shocked that he was taken away this soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    I... Heart attack fatality can strike anytime where it mostly happen after 50 onwards...
    I did a Cardiac CT angiography in SJMC, Ara Damansara last year. There are 2 procedures in this Cardiac CT angiography, (1) coronary calcium scoring and (2) CT angiogram.

    During the coronary calcium scoring procedure, pictures are taken of the heart to look for the presence of calcium deposits in the blood vessels of the heart or coronary arteries. As the amount of calcium in the arteries increases with age, calcium deposits are a very specific sign of coronary artery disease. Patients who have significantly high amounts of calcium deposits are at increased risk to have heart attacks or heart complications. I am lucky to know that I have a very low calcium score which put me in the lowest risk group of coronary heart disease.

    For the CT angiogram, a small amount of contrast dye is injected through a vein in the arm. As the contrast is circulated through the heart, the CT scanner takes high-resolution images of the heart and heart arteries. This allows for three-dimensional imaging of the heart chambers, coronary arteries and pulmonary veins to ascertain possibility of blockage.

    I share this experience because the accuracy of this heart scan is very high, more than 95% vs the common coronary stress test which is only 60-70%. This is an outpatient procedures which is not covered by any medical insurance.

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    Yes, I believe a CT scan and expert analysis by both cardiologist and radiologist can and will determine exactly your condition. Big minus point is the cost and not anyone can easily afford the analysis that easily, even if its obvious life is more precious than money. That being said, its entirely up to you to check yourself and act on the issue if any. Do one every 10 years may not do much good.. anything can develop from mild to fatal in a matter of time. I have a very good friend who is a radiologist and they work together with different surgeons to pinpoint something. Doctors alone may miss out something that could be seen by a radiologist. 2 pairs of eyes and 2 brains is better than 1.
    My late mom who was 80+, led a rather healthy life (especially her diet) was scanned about that time due to a hip injury. Found out 3 valves blocked up. She passed away peacefully one fine Sunday afternoon after lunch some years later. No sign of heart attack.

    Actually there's a little story out of my casual conversation with David when we met. We were talking about life and he was anticipating how long he'd live (practically counting the years on his fingers)..then forecasting the welfare of someone beloved who may live beyond him. This is just casual talk..nothing serious. Little did I realise fate would step in at this point of time..sigh! It makes me think, say I'm 55.. how long more could I live on?..really dare not think too much.

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    After I wrote the obituary for David Yau, I sent this text to his handphone.

    My deepest condolence to the family. I am a community friend of David Yau. I came to know from the USJ.com.my that David passed away yesterday. It was a shock to us knowing this. May I know what is the cause of his sudden death as one said that he was in touch with him just a week ago. Thank you. PC Yeoh
    Just a minute ago, I received a reply from his wife.

    "David had bacterial infection n passed away in 3 days at hospital."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisWng View Post
    From his FB profile picture, he should be in his late 50's...
    If you care to read an earlier post by PCYeoh, you will have his birthday

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcyeoh View Post
    ..."David had bacterial infection n passed away in 3 days at hospital."
    That opens a can of worms. To die from a bacterial infection could mean many things. Perhaps the bacterial infection ended up being septicaemia and his body could have succumed to it. But what was the infection? Pneumonia (and other lung infections), diabetic wound (necrotic wound on the foot), leptospirosis, e-coli, Melioidosis, and the list goes on....

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    The cardiologist that I know shared one of his experience with me on the subject of bacterial contamination.

    I think layman like us may not know that there is a close relationship between a cardiologist's job with anyone who is admitted to hospital for surgery !! When one is cut open by a surgeon, there is risk of bacterial contamination !! One of the biggest fears is when the bacteria travel and "hide" inside the "valves" of heart (I don't know exactly what is this component of heart is called). Normally blood culture is done to establish assurance of zero bacterial contamination. As a cardiologist, he is the least likable person before the patient can be discharged because he will always demand the blood culture to be repeated many times to eliminate the slightest chance of bacteria residing inside the heart.

    What I am saying here is there is a relationship between the heart and bacterial infection.

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    Bacteria in the heart is infective endocarditis. Although it could be due to accidental infiltration during surgery but there was no mention of David having undergone surgery, plus the fact that in surgery, the highly aseptic conditions make it unlikely.
    Infective endocarditis do happen to people with heart valve defects where the irregular or abnormal blood flow affected by the defective valves promote bacterial growth behind such valves. A colleague of mine who had a valve transplant later died ... probably due to this condition.

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    A few years ago, I have a friend here in Perth who was over 74 then & he had some issues with his heart.

    After a few tests, he was told he had bacterial infection in his heart.

    He had to have liquid antibiotic for at 5 or 6 weeks.

    After that he was fine for a while but further tests showed that he needs a heart pacemaker.

    A heart pacemaker was done & now he is 79.

    He is as fit as a fiddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    That opens a can of worms. To die from a bacterial infection could mean many things. Perhaps the bacterial infection ended up being septicaemia and his body could have succumed to it. But what was the infection? Pneumonia (and other lung infections), diabetic wound (necrotic wound on the foot), leptospirosis, e-coli, Melioidosis, and the list goes on....
    It would be difficult to identify the exact nature and cause of his 'bacterial infection' unless we had more information. And I suppose the family won't be in any frame of mind to discuss it, considering the shock of their sudden loss.

    Mid 50s is way to early to go.....and suddenly at that too.....Sad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kuma View Post

    I think this slogan with this title 'Only The Good Die Young' has a very bad taste.

    I wonder how his family would take it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    I think this slogan with this title 'Only The Good Die Young' has a very bad taste..
    Hmmm, interesting slogan..

    adolf hilter died at the age of 56, not sure how he fit into " only the GOOD die young".. ??

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