posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 10:35 AM
Heard this on NPR
this morning. This is
This is about the PEA, or the pulseless electrical activity.
But Dr. Billy Cohn and Dr. Bud Frazier at the Texas Heart Institute say they have developed a machine that could avoid all that with simple
whirling rotors — which means people may soon get a heart that has no beat.
Now these doctors got the grants for this study a few years ago. So this is not the first we have heard of this.
But not having a heartbeat, or pulse, they don't register on an ekg, is a little disconcerting.
But this is the innovative thinking outside of the box that is needed. When we think about life, we think of the heartbeat. If someone has fallen
unconcious, it is the first thing we check for.
How do we identify these patients then? And not be treated DOA by emergency medical personnel? Just curious.
But as the program stated, the heart is a complex organ. We as humans, feel the need to replicate it. But the fact is a simple whirling machine works
just as well, lasts longer You just don't have the pulse and heartbeat.
Dick Cheney no longer has a pulse. But we all knew that already.
Dick Cheney now pulseless