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Carrie Fisher has been hospitalized and is in intensive care after suffering a full cardiac arrest on Friday while aboard an airplane headed from London to Los Angeles.
The actress was in critical condition earlier in the day, an emergency official told Variety on Friday afternoon. She was moved from the emergency room to the Intensive Care Unit hours later, her brother, Todd Fisher, said Friday evening. The actor and filmmaker said his sister is not in stable condition, despite previous reports.
“She’s in the ICU and everybody’s praying for her,” he told Variety in a phone interview. “There’s nothing new from the doctors. There’s nothing new at all. … There’s no good news or bad news.”
Todd Fisher said media outlets are “writing between the lines” in reporting that she’s now in stable condition. The Associated Press reported earlier today that Todd Fisher said Carrie Fisher was in stable condition and “out of emergency.”
originally posted by: tigertatzen
originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: Nickn3
Not when you have a sudden heart attack M.I. ( full cardiac arrest ) on a plane. She was unconscious so she couldn't swallow anything. There was an EMT on board that administered CPR after she was not breathing for 10 minutes. It is not known if there was an AED on board the plane.
Currently she is at UCLA medical center on a vent.
Cardiac arrest and myocardial infarction are not the same thing at all, my friend. Cardiac arrest means you're dead. No shockable rhythm. Asystole. Flatline. If you go into full cardiac arrest, an AED will never deliver a shock. Only a rhythm gets a shock, and only certain types of rhythms at that. V-fib and pulseless V-tach are shockable rhythms, for example.
She wasn't in full arrest for fifteen minutes...they'd be prepping her for autopsy instead if she had been. I actually doubt that she arrested at all. Unconscious, yes, possibly. Asystole? No way in hell. That's just sensational journalism. She was lucky it happened in a very public place if she lost consciousness. When that happens to people at home alone, they typically die.
But even if she had been conscious, they would not have put anything in her mouth. If someone is losing their airway due to a failing heart, the very last thing anyone should do is risk further compromising the airway by introducing a choking hazard into their mouth.
If she makes it, she's going to have a tough rehab ahead of her. She's not been very kind to her vessel over the years. She's got state-of-the-art medical intervention though...her chances could be better than one might expect. Hopefully, the Force is strong with her.😉
Carrie Fisher died Tuesday morning ... days after suffering a massive heart attack on board a flight from London to LAX ... a family spokesperson has confirmed.