Toby Kirkup: What happened to Emmerdale and Peaky Blinders actor dies aged 48 – aneurysm symptoms explained

An inquest into Toby Kirkup’s death heard how the Emmerdale and Peaky Blinders star died at home hours after he was discharged from hospital.

Emmerdale and Peaky Blinders star Toby Kirkup died at home hours after he was discharged from the hospital, an inquest has heard.

The 48-year-old actor died at home after arriving at the Royal Huddersfield Infirmary on August 29, 2020.

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It is understood Toby requested medical assistance after he began experiencing chest pain and tingling in his arms, and after being diagnosed with gastritis he was asked to return to his home. me.

Tony died that same day, after the aneurysm burst.

His family wants a coroner to look into his death after they raised concerns about his treatment while he was hospitalized, where the focus was on his stomach ache instead. for breast problems.

However, assistant coroner Ian Pears said at the Bradford Coroner’s Court inquest that he believes the hospital followed the correct procedures.

He said: “Clearly the cardiovascular procedures were followed. I am not at all critical of anything that took place in the hospital and I understand the rationale for discharge.

“It’s one of those things where, unfortunately, the status quo was subsequently broken and became a final event.”

At the virtual hearing, the family released a statement in which they said Tony’s diagnosis was based on “perceptions of excessive drug and alcohol use” and questioned why he was “received.” brought home with lifestyle advice and asked to get some Gaviscon”.

Tony celebrated his birthday on August 18, 2020, just over a week before his death, and the inquest revealed he was recreationally using drugs and alcohol.

He is believed to have started using drinks and drugs while in college, but his family say he has been “clean” since going to rehab in South Africa ten years ago.

The actor was treated at the hospital by Dr. Robert Palin, who evaluated him in A&E.

Dr Palin said Tony did not mention chest pains during his initial assessment and instead said he had pain in his upper abdomen.

The doctor said the electrocardiogram and other tests did not change his view that the most likely cause of the pain was gastritis.

Toby’s death is believed to be of natural causes and pathologist Karen Ramsden said he died of bleeding from a ruptured aortic aneurysm.

What are the symptoms of an aneurysm?

Symptom varies depending on the type of aneurysm.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or bulge in the aorta – the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and abdomen.

AAA can be dangerous if it is not detected early. It can get bigger over time and can burst, causing life-threatening bleeding.

AAA usually doesn’t cause any obvious symptoms and is usually only discovered during an exam or test done for another reason.

Some people with AAA have:

  • a pounding feeling in the abdomen (like a heartbeat)
  • the stomach ache doesn’t go away
  • lower back pain that doesn’t go away

If an AAA explodes, it can cause:

  • sudden, severe pain in the abdomen or lower back
  • dizzy
  • sweaty, pale and rough skin
  • fast heart beat
  • short of breath
  • fainting or fainting

You should call 999 for immediate emergency care if you or someone else develops symptoms of an AAA flare.

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