Continuous Chest Compression CPR
is a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
YT link for the video
. The Mayo Clinic Presentation
posted by nickyskye
on Sep 23, 2010 -
Trial by Transplant.
"Most transplant recipients are grateful beyond measure. Amy Silverstein's
view, after nearly two decades with a donated heart, is more conflicted and often bleak. Much of her life, as described in Sick Girl
, has revolved around nauseating drugs, ongoing fatigue, painful tests, ER visits and hospitalizations without end—and the constant fear that the next heartbeat could be her last. At low ebb, she has teetered on the edge of giving up."
posted by homunculus
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Convict Heart Transplant
A 31 year old 2 time felon just got a heart transplant, costing tax payers close to $1 million dollars. With an annual additional cost of $15,000.
Right? Wrong? I'm not so sure.
posted by SuzySmith
on Jan 30, 2002 -