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   In a truly heartwarming story, injection of pure alcohol to the heart muscle saves man's life

25 Dec 2012 04:12 AM   |   7234 clicks   |   BBC
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Once the catheter identifies which part of the heart the dangerous rhythms are coming from, the ethanol dose can be delivered.

This kills the area of the heart muscle causing the problem allowing the heart's rhythm to return to normal.

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Well, naturally.

25 Dec 2012 12:24 AM
Elzar     
Pretty sure it's no longer considered 'neat' when you go mixing it with blood...

25 Dec 2012 12:39 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
♫Booze is in the heart
Ah-ah-ah-ah♫

25 Dec 2012 12:42 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
Ronald Aldom, 77, from Portishead

Is it safe to say nobody loves him?

25 Dec 2012 12:43 AM
Joelogon    [TotalFark]  

fusillade762: Is it safe to say nobody loves him?


It's true. Not like you do.

/stubmitter

25 Dec 2012 01:25 AM
CruiserTwelve    [TotalFark]  
He's lucky he lives in the United Kingdom. In this country Obama's death panels would have let him die.

25 Dec 2012 01:59 AM
BronyMedic     
Is it really neat that he had something done that's been happening for decades?

Hey, guys. I heard there's this NIFTY new procedure where they shove a camera up your ass, and they can actually SEE Cancer, too.

25 Dec 2012 04:08 AM
ArminiusTheGreat     
Pretty sure this isn't the first time this procedure has appeared on Fark.

25 Dec 2012 04:17 AM
Real Women Drink Akvavit    [TotalFark]  
I think it's neat dude is still alive. Despite all my "RAWR! Black metal rules!" and other assorted shenanigans, I really am a very tender hearted person inside.

/shhh. don't tell!

25 Dec 2012 04:18 AM
sloshed_again     
I do the same thing everyday, only in moderation.

25 Dec 2012 04:34 AM
Dwight_Yeast     

ArminiusTheGreat: Pretty sure this isn't the first time this procedure has appeared on Fark.


I'm pretty sure they used in one of the last couple of seasons of House.

25 Dec 2012 04:40 AM
James F. Campbell     

CruiserTwelve: He's lucky he lives in the United Kingdom. In this country Obama's death panels would have let him die.


Stick to cop threads, asshole.

25 Dec 2012 04:58 AM
CruiserTwelve    [TotalFark]  

James F. Campbell: CruiserTwelve: He's lucky he lives in the United Kingdom. In this country Obama's death panels would have let him die.

Stick to cop threads, asshole.


Sarcasm meter broken?

25 Dec 2012 05:18 AM
Philbb    [TotalFark]  

Elzar: Pretty sure it's no longer considered 'neat' when you go mixing it with blood...


But it's still considered 'neat' when you go mixing it with saliva and stomach acids?

25 Dec 2012 05:22 AM
LOTN     

CruiserTwelve: James F. Campbell: CruiserTwelve: He's lucky he lives in the United Kingdom. In this country Obama's death panels would have let him die.

Stick to cop threads, asshole.

Sarcasm meter broken?


In his defense, I read you as a complete ass as well. In furtherance of his defense, nothing changed when reading your sarcasm claim.

25 Dec 2012 05:22 AM
KrispyKritter     

BronyMedic: Is it really neat that he had something done that's been happening for decades?

Hey, guys. I heard there's this NIFTY new procedure where they shove a camera up your ass, and they can actually SEE Cancer, too.


Seeing it is old hat. Tasting ass cancer now, that's where I come in.

/ it pays to specialize

25 Dec 2012 05:57 AM
CruiserTwelve    [TotalFark]  

LOTN: In his defense, I read you as a complete ass as well. In furtherance of his defense, nothing changed when reading your sarcasm claim.


Merry Christmas to you too. I thought my politics were well enough known around here that people would recognize the sarcasm but I guess not.

25 Dec 2012 06:50 AM
BronyMedic     

KrispyKritter: BronyMedic: Is it really neat that he had something done that's been happening for decades?

Hey, guys. I heard there's this NIFTY new procedure where they shove a camera up your ass, and they can actually SEE Cancer, too.

Seeing it is old hat. Tasting ass cancer now, that's where I come in.

/ it pays to specialize


Krispy, you're a brave soul. I'm not man enough to go ass to mouth.

25 Dec 2012 07:33 AM
abhorrent1     
Medical Grade Ethanol, subby. Not like they injected him full of Everclear.

25 Dec 2012 08:16 AM
matovichj     
Heh, this is amusing, but I wonder how his immune system is going to handled dead tissue in the heart... As for the people above me talking about it being "neat," neat simply means that the ethanol wasn't diluted in anything before being injected into the blood stream. I use this term frequently with SE-HPLC work when I'm feeling too lazy to dilute my samples to the proper concentration and just use a formula I made in Excel to inject the sample "neat" but at the would have the same concentration as if I had diluted the samples to the proper concentration for the experiment.

/pedantic, I know;
//also, saying heart muscle is like saying 'organ that is a muscle, muscle', we know it's a muscle, we don't need to say it twice

25 Dec 2012 08:38 AM
abhorrent1     

matovichj: //also, saying heart muscle is like saying 'organ that is a muscle, muscle', we know it's a muscle, we don't need to say it twice


ATM Machine is still okay though, right?

25 Dec 2012 08:50 AM
Just Another OC Homeless Guy     

LOTN: CruiserTwelve: James F. Campbell: CruiserTwelve: He's lucky he lives in the United Kingdom. In this country Obama's death panels would have let him die.

Stick to cop threads, asshole.

Sarcasm meter broken?

In his defense, I read you as a complete ass as well. In furtherance of his defense, nothing changed when reading your sarcasm claim.


Yeah, pretty much. Three strikes, son. Yer out!

25 Dec 2012 09:00 AM
irreverend mother     

matovichj: Heh, this is amusing, but I wonder how his immune system is going to handled dead tissue in the heart... As for the people above me talking about it being "neat," neat simply means that the ethanol wasn't diluted in anything before being injected into the blood stream. I use this term frequently with SE-HPLC work when I'm feeling too lazy to dilute my samples to the proper concentration and just use a formula I made in Excel to inject the sample "neat" but at the would have the same concentration as if I had diluted the samples to the proper concentration for the experiment.

/pedantic, I know;
//also, saying heart muscle is like saying 'organ that is a muscle, muscle', we know it's a muscle, we don't need to say it twice


My granny had one entire chamber of her heart dead for several years after she had a big one. Absolutely nothing happens. It just lays there. It doesn't decompose, it just stops beating.

25 Dec 2012 09:11 AM
ChrisDe     
This story warms my heart. Like a shot of Wild Turkey to the left ventricle.

25 Dec 2012 09:25 AM
BronyMedic     

James F. Campbell: CruiserTwelve: He's lucky he lives in the United Kingdom. In this country Obama's death panels would have let him die.

Stick to cop threads, asshole.


Typical fartbongo communist follower reply. Maybe you can take your head out of the kool-aid feed bag that the Dumbocrats have hung around your neck, and look to Jesus for the answers, rather than trying to give lazy Americans who live off the government tit "healthcare" so they can get their free baby murderings (Oh, you people call those abortions, because baby murder is too gauche, isn't it?) and they can get their illegal anchor babies to give them asylum while they steal jobs from Real 'Muricans. Just because you want to give up your guns to the goverment, and let him murder your grandpa doesn't mean anyone else does, you traitor.

God is coming soon, and there will be a reckoning for you socialists. We came unarmed this time.

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25 Dec 2012 09:32 AM
matovichj     

irreverend mother: matovichj: Heh, this is amusing, but I wonder how his immune system is going to handled dead tissue in the heart... As for the people above me talking about it being "neat," neat simply means that the ethanol wasn't diluted in anything before being injected into the blood stream. I use this term frequently with SE-HPLC work when I'm feeling too lazy to dilute my samples to the proper concentration and just use a formula I made in Excel to inject the sample "neat" but at the would have the same concentration as if I had diluted the samples to the proper concentration for the experiment.

/pedantic, I know;
//also, saying heart muscle is like saying 'organ that is a muscle, muscle', we know it's a muscle, we don't need to say it twice

My granny had one entire chamber of her heart dead for several years after she had a big one. Absolutely nothing happens. It just lays there. It doesn't decompose, it just stops beating.


Interesting, I didn't know that.

abhorrent1: Heh, well played, sir.

25 Dec 2012 09:37 AM
abhorrent1     

BronyMedic: James F. Campbell: CruiserTwelve: He's lucky he lives in the United Kingdom. In this country Obama's death panels would have let him die.

Stick to cop threads, asshole.

Typical fartbongo communist follower reply. Maybe you can take your head out of the kool-aid feed bag that the Dumbocrats have hung around your neck, and look to Jesus for the answers, rather than trying to give lazy Americans who live off the government tit "healthcare" so they can get their free baby murderings (Oh, you people call those abortions, because baby murder is too gauche, isn't it?) and they can get their illegal anchor babies to give them asylum while they steal jobs from Real 'Muricans. Just because you want to give up your guns to the goverment, and let him murder your grandpa doesn't mean anyone else does, you traitor.

God is coming soon, and there will be a reckoning for you socialists. We came unarmed this time.

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0/10
Tried way too hard on that one.

25 Dec 2012 10:23 AM
Loren     
This isn't the only time I've heard of alcohol used as medical treatment.

It's the standard treatment for methanol poisoning.

25 Dec 2012 10:58 AM
Clemkadidlefark     
A Festivus Miracle!

25 Dec 2012 11:41 AM
Mega Steve     
Booze mending a broken heart. I'll drink to that!

25 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
Benni K Rok     

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I think it's neat dude is still alive. Despite all my "RAWR! Black metal rules!" and other assorted shenanigans, I really am a very tender hearted person inside.

/shhh. don't tell!


I understand it's actually a pretty common trait. I kind of do that too.

/I won't tell if you won't tell.

25 Dec 2012 12:17 PM
BronyMedic     

abhorrent1: 0/10
Tried way too hard on that one.


I've had to make it painfully obvious I'm being satirical lately. If not, I get accused of being a secret GOP plant on FARK.

25 Dec 2012 01:53 PM
palad     
"Neat" is how you order your whisky at a high-class bar, you farking uncultured slobs. It means "straight". Jesus christ.

25 Dec 2012 04:37 PM
clyph     

CruiserTwelve: I thought my politics were well enough known around here


Yes, we all know you're a fascist.

25 Dec 2012 04:43 PM
illannoyin     

25 Dec 2012 04:58 PM
db2     
The procedure involved passing a catheter into a blood vessel in the groin

in the groin

in the groin

25 Dec 2012 09:26 PM
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