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Als; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS); Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, type 2; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, type 4; ... 

 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, fatal neurological disease affecting as many as 20,000 Americans with 5,000 new cases occurring in the United States each year. The disorder belongs to a class of disorders known as motor neuron diseases. ALS occurs when specific nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary movement gradually degenerate. The loss of these motor neurons causes the muscles under their control to weaken and w...

Death resulting from the cessation of heart function; an individual who suffers a cardiac death can donate tissues like bone and skin, but ...


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis as related to Cardiac Death