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Evidence That Stun Guns May 'Stimulate' The Heart

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posted on May, 3 2008 @ 03:21 PM
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Evidence That Stun Guns May 'Stimulate' The Heart


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ScienceDaily (May 3, 2008) — On the eve of the British Columbia inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski, a review of scientific data in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) finds that in some cases, stun guns may stimulate the heart in experimental models. This evidence is contrary to current views that stun guns only affect skeletal muscles.

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posted on May, 3 2008 @ 03:21 PM
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Uh-Oh....Seems the number one incapacitory control tool used by overzealous authoritorians may not be quite so safe after all...We have been seeing an increasing amout of Taser related deaths popping up in the news as of late, and lo and behold, the once-rosey view held about how they were "proven" safe in research may not be so cut and dried after all...

ANYTHING that screws with the electric current of the body is going to affect the heart and brain---Sending a massive current through the body is not going to "mysteriously bypass" these vital regions. Since they both run on electrical impulses, it only stands to figure that "zapping" them with giant, exogenous bursts of impulses is going to creat havoc with their function...

I would interested to see further studies done on brain function in relation to this as well, since we now see that this device is capable of creating ventricular defribrillation and arythmias.


Dr. Nanthakumar and collegues point out that most theoretical and some experimental studies reveal that cardiac stimulation does not occur with stun gun discharges. However, experimental studies on pigs by 3 independent groups of investigators found that "a stun gun discharge can stimulate the heart" depending on the location of the stun gun barbs. Barbs that are located such that they form a vector across the heart have greater effect than those focused on the abdomen. In one study, swine blood pressure was abruptly lost after discharge of a stun gun, and another study "reported the deaths of 2 animals caused by ventricular fibrillation immediately after the stun gun discharge....This suggests that sufficient current density was produced by the stun gun to stimulate the heart, which according to theory should not and could not occur."

The researchers caution against applying data from pigs to humans, although "most of the basic mechanistic concepts in cardiac fibrillation and defibrillation are derived from animal studies, not humans."




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posted on May, 3 2008 @ 04:20 PM
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Gee did the 50000000 heart attacks give you a clue.

50,000 volts for a cpr machine. once every 30 seconds for 2 seconds. to bring you back to life.

100,000 volts for 30 seconds with a 2 second break ha!.

dont taze me bro



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