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The heart of Frederic Chopin, among the world's most cherished musical virtuosos, may finally have given up the cause of his untimely death.However, in 2008, Polish medical experts raised the possibility that Chopin, whose health had always been very frail, had actually suffered from cystic fibrosis.Now, Polish scientists, who were the first to use modern technology to study Chopin's heart – preserved for the last 168 years inside a crystal jar in what appears to be cognac – believe they are a step closer to an accurate diagnosis.Without DNA tests, Witt admits that he cannot entirely rule out the possibility that the composer suffered from cystic fibrosis.Records show that as an adult weighing 40 kilograms at a height of 1.70 meters, Chopin was chronically underweight, a typical symptom of cystic fibrosis.
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