Heart problems caused Disney deaths

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2005 10:30 AM | Contributed by jdancisin

Two children who died in separate incidents this summer at Walt Disney World were both victims of irregular heartbeats linked to natural causes, the medical examiner's office said. A 4-year-old who died in June after going on the rocketship ride "Mission: Space" at Epcot had an abnormal thickening of his heart muscle caused by a condition present since birth, doctors said Tuesday. A 12-year-old girlwho suddenly collapsed at the Typhoon Lagoon water park in August died from arrhythmia caused by an early-stage viral heart infection, officials also determined.

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