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Who is Patrick and what is 404'd? I pointed out that atrial fibrillation is associated with a stroke risk and for that reason Slayton wouldn't be sent into space assuming the connection had been made back in '69. Do you have a medical background? Do you know when the association between stroke and a-fib was first made? I do not. However, I do not believe this particular point about CVAs and a-fib and Slayton has been brought up here or elsewhere for that matter. If it has please provide me with a link.
The other hemodynamic point is a good one. those two are the main ones I see. Stroke and low blood pressure. If Sayton did go into space post Frammingham study or post general knowledge of CVA and -a-fib association I would say the story must be made up.
Since I am HB oriented I would argue if the Slayton story was made up it means the whole thing was made up but somebody might argue that is not necessarily true.