Maria Izabella Santa a 'gifted' ballet dancer who died from blood clotting in her brain

Birth control pill may have killed 17-year-old ballerina, says expert

The Culture

A teenage ballerina has died after suffering a blood clot on the brain feared to have been triggered by her taking the contraceptive pill.

Maria Santa, 17, a scholarship student at an internationally renowned ballet school had complained that her head was “about to explode” when she developed severe headaches.

But despite visiting health facilities four times she was sent home and was eventually found unconscious by her boyfriend at their apartment in Manchester.

The young Romanian was taken to Salford Royal Hospital, but never regained consciousness and died two days later.

At an inquest doctors claimed Miss Santa’s death may have been caused by her taking the pill with one expert claiming it was only the third case of its type he had seen in nine years.

This article continues at [UK Telegraph] Ballerina, 17, died from blood clot ‘triggered by contraceptive pill’

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