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Heart and kidney diseases can cause the condition that led Erasmo Carlos to death: understand!

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Heart and kidney diseases can cause the condition that led Erasmo Carlos to death: understand!

The singer died at the age of 81 after an edemigenic syndrome; understand what causes it and how it is treated

The Singer and Songwriter Erasmo Carlos died at the age of 81, this Tuesday (22), in Rio de Janeiro. The artist was admitted to Hospital Barra D’Or, in Barra da Tijuca and had been intubated last Monday (21), according to TV Globo. At the beginning of the month, he had been discharged after being hospitalized for two weeks to treat an edemigenic syndrome.



According to Caio Focássio, vascular surgeon from the Faculty of Medicine of Santa Casa de São Paulo and Member of the Brazilian Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, the condition is characterized by generalized edemaie, a swelling caused by too much fluid trapped in body tissues🇧🇷

Read more: Edema (Fluid Retention): what it is, causes and how to treat it

This swelling can be caused by malfunctioning kidneys, liver or heart. In addition, the syndrome can also occur when the body has an imbalance in the biochemical forces that are responsible for fluids in blood vessels.

“Among the main complication risks is that an untreated edema can cause the accumulated fluid to detach from the tissues, and can cause death. This is why treatment is so essential, which can be done using medication to remove excess fluid”, explains Caio.



previous health problems

The cause of the edemigenic syndrome that led to Erasmo Carlos’s hospitalization was not disclosed. However, the singer had had some previous health issues. In 2018, the famous “Tremendão” underwent a pacemaker implant after the discovery of hypersensitivity in the carotid artery.

“This is a rare condition that affects the carotid sinus region, which is also responsible for controlling heart rate. When you have a disorder in that area, there is a significant drop in heart rate,” explains Ausonius Sawczuk, a cardiologist at Albert Sabin Hospital. This condition can lead, in some cases, to heart failure, one of the risk factors for the formation of edema.

Know more: Recognize 7 unusual signs of heart problems

In August 2022, Erasmo contracted COVID-19 and spent eight days in hospital to treat the disease. At the time, the artist’s team reported that his condition “evolved very well” during the treatment.



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