Female footballer, 34, died after sudden seizure brought on by anxiety, inquest ...

Female footballer, 34, died after sudden seizure brought on by anxiety, inquest ...
Female footballer, 34, died after sudden seizure brought on by anxiety, inquest ...

A female footballer with a history of anxiety sadly died after suffering a sudden, unexplained seizure at her home, an inquest has heard.

Kay Meredith-Hughes, 34, who played for Hawkinge Town Ladies Recreational Football Club, woke up early at her home in Folkestone, Kent, on August 4, complaining that her heart was beating rapidly.

As she began struggling to breathe and her chest pains intensified, her wife Anna called an ambulance.

Paramedics rushed to the couple's address and provided CPR, attempted shock using a defibrillator and even gave fluids and adrenaline, however Mrs Meredith-Hughes could not be saved and tragically died at home. 

At yesterday's inquest at Maidstone Coroner's Court, a toxicology report stated: 'The cause of the sudden arrhythmia is not clear.

'It is not clear why she did suffer a cardiac arrhythmia in this way, but it is safe to say these did occur for some time.'

Kay Meredith-Hughes (centre), 34, suffered a sudden seizure at her home in Folkestone, Kent, on August 4 and could not be saved, despite paramedics' best efforts

Kay Meredith-Hughes (centre), 34, suffered a sudden seizure at her home in Folkestone, Kent, on August 4 and could not be saved, despite paramedics' best efforts

Mrs Meredith-Hughes had suffered a non-epileptic attack the previous day at 11am and complained to her wife Anna about having pains.

The couple went to bed at around 10pm on August 3 and watched a film together.

Mrs Meredith-Hughes got up at around 5.30am the following day, which was said to have been unusual for her, and she complained that her heart was beating 'really fast'.

South East Coast Ambulance received a call from Kay's wife at 6.49am on August 4, following her

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