On August 29,1979, Anna Garcia was born. She was immediately diagnosed with sickle cell anemia.
Baby Anna is in pain. She has to go to the Hospital.
She is experiencing fatigue and pain in her extremities due to oxygen not getting around quickly enough for her cells. Sickle cell causes red blood cells to have an odd shape which does not allow easy blood flow leading to swollen blood vessels.
Anna's mother fears to have any other babies that may have sickle cell so she went to visit a geneticist.
Any future child of your's will have a 50% chance of sickle cell.
The week before Anna's death, she was hospitalized for a Urinary Tract Infection. She took Aspirin for the pain in her abdomen caused by the UTI.
Anna died on July 29,2016. Her body was examined and there was a stent in her left anterior descending coronary artery. However, the examiner noticed that the artery was still 80% occluded. Another thing that was noticed was that the renal artery that carries oxygen to the kidney was also narrowing. The heart was examined next revealing that Anna had left ventricular hypertrophy. Swollen blood vessels and plaque on the teeth showed signs of sickle cell anemia and diabetes.
Anna's medical history allowed a conclusion that Anna's manner of death was natural. Anna's cause of death was a fatal stroke.
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