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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."
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]
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