An amateur footballer has died from a heart attack triggered by glass of water. Ludwin Florez Nole, 27, collapsed after drinking the ice-cold water soon after finishing a match in Peru.
It triggered a rare cardiovascular reflex that triggered chest pains following the match in which he played for Los Rangers in Sullana province.
His wife said he drank the liquid then ‘shortly afterwards he started to have chest pains so I took him to a nearby clinic, but he died on the way’. She said: ‘The doctor told me that he suffered a heart attack because he drank too much cold water while his body was still hot.’
Doctors believe that the cold water may have caused a sudden change in his heart rate. The condition is considered rare when brought on by drinking a cool liquid, although microbial contaminants in water are known to bring on stomach cramps and other similar conditions. Arsenic in water, for example, can lead to headaches, stomach pains, convulsions, diarrhoea, vomiting and even death.