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Originally posted by decisively
reply to post by Bedlam
Excellent, great post.
They say Slayton had a-fib once a month by the way. How fast did your heart go when you had it ? When you were in fib, did it effect your activity level at all. Could you ride a bike say, climb a fairly steep hill ?
Did they cath your coronaries ?
I suspect the Slayton and Shepard bogus illnesses are staged to place these men in their respective administrative positions. Be that as it may, we have have shown these medical problems to be 10 plus fake, thank you very much.
One might imagine a University of Texas med student musing about this stuff on his day off, reading about Shepard's hearing coming back, or Slayton eating vitamins and "curing" his a-fib and getting the nod from Charles Berry to climb into a rocket and have at it, "HEY WAIT A MINUTE !!!!! THIS STUFF IS WAY FAKE !!!!! YOU GUYS CAN'T TELL ME YOU PROVED THAT SLAYTON GUY'S HEART WAS OK BY JUST DOING AN ANGIOGRAM ON HIM !!!! THAT DOESN'T TELL US ANYTHING ABOUT HIS CONDUCTION SYSTEM !!!! THIS THING IS SO FAKE !!!! YOU GUYS NEVER WENT TO THE MOON !!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS PHONY STUFF !!!!"
Risk of stroke — A serious complication associated with atrial fibrillation is stroke, which can lead to permanent brain damage. A stroke can occur if a blood clot forms in the left atrium because of sluggish blood flow and a piece of the clot (called an embolus) breaks off. The embolus enters the blood circulation and can block a small blood vessel. If this happens in the brain, a stroke can occur. The embolus may also travel to the eye, kidneys, spine, or important arteries of the arms or legs. When the symptoms of a stroke resolve completely within 24 hours, it is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA); many patients refer to this as a “mini-stroke.” (See "Patient information: Stroke symptoms and diagnosis (Beyond the Basics)".) Like atrial fibrillation, the risk of stroke increases with age. Without preventive treatment (eg, blood thinners), stroke occurs in approximately 1.3 percent of people with AF who are 50 to 59 years each year and increases gradually to 5 percent each year for people 80 to 89 years. The other risk factors for stroke include diabetes, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, or prior stroke or embolus.
Slayton was under 50 but would still be at risk. I really like this approach to the hoax. Never thought of it before even though I work in health care. Does anyone know when they figured out strokes were associated with PSVT, a-fibrillation?