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'Stayin' Alive' has near-perfect rhythm to help jump-start heart

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posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:14 PM
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'Stayin' Alive' has near-perfect rhythm to help jump-start heart


edition.cnn.com

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- "Stayin' Alive" might be more true to its name than the Bee Gees ever could have guessed: At 103 beats per minute, the old disco song has almost the perfect rhythm to help jump-start a stopped heart.

In a small but intriguing study from the University of Illinois medical school, doctors and students maintained close to the ideal number of chest compressions doing CPR while listening to the catchy, sung-in-falsetto tune from the 1977 movie "Saturday Night Fever."
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posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:14 PM
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Could this actually help you keep someone alive?
I find this amazing, and hilarious.
Who woulda thunk it?
I can't wait for the day that ambulances blast this at high volume rushing through traffic on their way to the scene of an accident.

Maybe E.M.T uniforms will have big collars and bell-bottoms in the future.

*Strikes his travolta/manero/disco pose pointing one finger in the air*


[edit on 18-10-2008 by ashamedamerican]



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:17 PM
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No wonder that song is so catchy!

second line added for taste.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:20 PM
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Dang it all - and all this time I thought it was *Dancing Queen*...
Hey, at least that tune makes my flowers grow.
I’ll have to switch to the Bee Gees and see what happens!
LOL




posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by ashamedamerican
Maybe E.M.T uniforms will have big collars and bell-bottoms in the future.
[edit on 18-10-2008 by ashamedamerican]


and if they made them from 70's polyester they wouldnt even need a defibrillator a quick boogie to staying alive will have them build up a sufficent static charge



[edit on 18/10/08 by noobfun]



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:24 PM
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That is something that I always thought about "disco sound", the rhythm was very natural, we can see that most people walk at a rhythm close to that, if not that exact rhythm, so maybe it has been a natural thing all this time.

I think the doctors should point that it is only the music that can help, the clothes and hair style can give you an heart attack.



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:26 PM
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How long before this one appears in Scrubs?

Fantastic! I've seen it all now (apart from the GFL mothership).

Can we think of any others that would particularly fit the tempo?

Serious suggestion: Billy Jean (M.Jackson)
Joke suggestion: Kickstart My Heart (Motley Crue)



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by noobfun
and if they made them from 70's polyester they wouldnt even need a defibrillator a quick boogie to staying alive will have them build up a sufficent static charge

You're a riot...
I had tears running down my face from laughing so hard at that comment...
Starred, thank you!



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:34 PM
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10 years ago, I took a CPR class and the instructor told us to "think" of the chorus to staying alive while giving CPR

pump pump pump pump . . . blow blow
ah ah ah ah . . . staying alive staying alive




posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:52 PM
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Oh dear, a classic example of a junk none story written to fill some space.

ANY song at 100bpm would have been 'perfect' for the purpose, but obviously that wouldnt have made much of a story, so they go for the 'near perfect' one with the funniest associated title.

Wheres the news here? the hacks should hang their heads in shame.




posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:58 PM
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your just saying that becasue your sulking as John travolta and there fore scientology have just saved the world or at least a few folks that have had a heart attack

yay scientology good work to you


[edit on 18/10/08 by noobfun]



posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 02:59 PM
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I like this quote right here:

From OP source

Doctor: "Another One Bites the Dust" has right beat, but wrong message




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