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Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« on: April 25, 2007, 11:04 PM »
I just read that Carl Albrecht, a popular drummer in Christian praise music, suffered a massive heart attack. My prayers are with him.

I found this info at:

http://www.psalmdrummers.org/

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 11:12 PM »
I'm the one that passed that info on to Psalm Drummers yesterday. I refrained from posting it here because I didn't know that Carl would want the information fully public. I had no idea that Psalm Drummers was going to post that although I did email Terl Bryant about Carl's condition and asked them to pray.

Carl is doing well and there is no heart damage, although the next 24 hours will tell.

He attends my church, which is how I got the info to begin with.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007, 12:17 AM »
I hope he doesn't mind it being public info, since it now is.

Glad to hear that there is no heart damage. I hope the next 24 hours go really well for him.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007, 06:33 AM »
Carl has played with lots of big named artists, but some of the worship drummers around here might better know his work with Integrity and Maranatha.
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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007, 10:53 AM »
Carl is a great drummer and an awesome person. My prayers are with him and LeeAnn. Bart, please keep us updated and let Carl know that lot's of people are praying for him.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2007, 07:42 AM »
I know Carl also and yes Bart please pass on that he and LeeAnn are in our prayers for a speedy recovery and complete healing.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2007, 07:44 PM »
I have never had the pleasure of meeting Carl or hearing him play, but I'll be  praying for him, as well.

I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age. The next day, she locked me in the cellar.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2007, 08:40 PM »
Update ... Carl is doing well. He is out of ICU and has a regular room now. He should be coming home in a few days.

He literally died ... twice ... but said he didn't see God, Jesus or any "white light".  8) He's sore from the CPR (obviously), but seems to be feeling better.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 08:34 AM »
Bart - Thanks for the update. Hopefully we'll see Carl back on the throne behind those Yamahas soon.
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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2007, 02:03 PM »
Carl has played with lots of big named artists, but some of the worship drummers around here might better know his work with Integrity and Maranatha.

.. and most recently as Paul Baloche's drummer
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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2007, 08:58 PM »
Update ... Carl is doing well. He is out of ICU and has a regular room now. He should be coming home in a few days.

That is great! I hope he has a full recovery, and a quick one.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2007, 09:01 PM »
That is great! I hope he has a full recovery, and a quick one.

He's not out of the woods yet. He has a blood clot in the left arm that they are keeping an eye on.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2007, 09:35 AM »
Bart - thanks for keeping us updated on Carl. Please let him know that he and LeeAnn are being lifted up by many and are in our thoughts.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2007, 04:13 PM »
Good news ...

Just got an email from Leann Albrecht ... Carl is home now.
Keep them in your thoughts and prayers as he fully recovers these next 4-6 weeks. He did sustain some moderate damage to the heart.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2007, 09:03 PM »
Just noticed this thread and I'll can say is I'm so happy he's doing better.  I met Carl at a clinic several years ago - his playing was fantastic and his advice was something I remember to this day.  I'm hoping for a full recovery for him...

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2007, 10:09 AM »
Bart -
That's great news! Thanks for keeping us updated through all this.
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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2007, 10:35 AM »
Carl has posted a very detailed post about his heart attack in the forum on his website. I am not going to take the liberty of posting his post here, but if you are interested you can visit his forum on his site at carlalbrecht.com
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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2007, 10:35 AM »
Carl has a few "God stories" to tell through all of this ... I'll share one now.

Carl was feeling poorly for two days prior to his heart-attack. When he finally felt that he needed to go to the Emergency Room, Carl and his wife were getting in the car to leave. As they were pulling out of the driveway, Carl said that he heard God tell him to go back inside the house and take two aspirin. He did. When he arrived at the hospital and was getting out of the car, nurses saw him clutching his chest, so they came out with a wheelchair. As soon as they wheeled him past the entry to the Emergency Room he flat-lined. They had to give him CPR and paddle him twice. Doctors said the asprin saved his life!

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2007, 04:30 PM »
Man, makes you realize that paying attention isn't always optional.  Thank God he had some aspirin,  I'm wondering if I could find any in my house right now.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2007, 07:18 PM »
Thanks for the updates and stories Bart.. I met him at DFJ 04 when he gave his clinic.. he is such an amazing person and drummer. My prayers are with him and his family.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2007, 08:28 PM »
I spoke with Carl at church today. He's doing well and looking good. He's taking it easy, following doctor's orders. I has a live recording in early June and if all goes well, he'll be ready for the gig.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2007, 08:30 PM »
That's definitely great to hear man... Thanks again for the update.. Just pray he recovers fully before the live recording. And I'm sure he will..

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Carl Albrecht ... update
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2007, 01:39 PM »
Carl played drums at church yesterday; sounded good. He also shared a bit of his story with the congregation. Yesterday was the first time he played out since his heart attack. He and my buddy Mark Miller are leaving for Florida to track a live Integrity Music recording. Carl is playing drums and Mark is playing percussion.

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Re: Carl Albrecht Heart Attack
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2007, 06:11 PM »
Carl played drums at church yesterday; sounded good. He also shared a bit of his story with the congregation. Yesterday was the first time he played out since his heart attack. He and my buddy Mark Miller are leaving for Florida to track a live Integrity Music recording. Carl is playing drums and Mark is playing percussion.

I am very glad to hear that.

 

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