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Defibrillator: To Un-fibre

Defibrillator – a device for treating life-threatening heart problems.

When passing a defibrillator this week I couldn’t help but wonder what it was to be ‘fibrillated’, it’s not a word we use, yet defibrillator runs off the tongue, and the devices have become ubiquitous in modern developed society. 53 kata lagi

Etymology

How I ended up here

The only natural place to start is at the beginning in 1991 when I was born. I was a perfectly happy and healthy baby girl with no indication that I would end up being labeled the medical nightmare of the family. 1.555 kata lagi

Cardiac

Library Card

Today it is finally cold and rainy here in the DFW.  I’ve been dreaming of cooler weather for months, so I’m loving the temperature. However, I did not love driving on highway 183 to Dallas in the rain. 237 kata lagi

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One Year

It has officially been one year since my sympathectomy surgery. A surgery that decreased my tachycardia but caused severe nerve damage to my right hand and arm. 173 kata lagi

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New Normal

The last few days were much busier than normal. I really pushed myself on Saturday and had an entire day out and about. Then on Sunday I even managed to make it to a brunch with friends. 463 kata lagi

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Members of the Public Don’t Know What Defibrillators are, How to Use Them, or Where to Find Them...

A study led by the University of Warwick suggests that people are reluctant to use public access defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests . The same study suggests organisations don’t feel they should have one or feel unable to obtain one . 632 kata lagi

Education

Principal Saves Student In Cardiac Arrest

PEABODY (CBS) – When the call came from the nurse over the two-way radio, Principal Eric Buckley heard the urgency. “We could tell it was a little more than someone just passing out,” said Buckley. 292 kata lagi

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