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(BBC)   In a truly heartwarming story, injection of pure alcohol to the heart muscle saves man's life   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 36
    More: Spiffy, ethanol, heart muscles, catheters, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Portishead  
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2012-12-25 12:24:50 AM  
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.
 
2012-12-25 12:39:20 AM  
Pretty sure it's no longer considered 'neat' when you go mixing it with blood...
 
2012-12-25 12:42:26 AM  
♫Booze is in the heart
Ah-ah-ah-ah♫
 
2012-12-25 12:43:40 AM  
Ronald Aldom, 77, from Portishead

Is it safe to say nobody loves him?
 
2012-12-25 01:25:19 AM  

fusillade762: Is it safe to say nobody loves him?


It's true. Not like you do.

/stubmitter
 
2012-12-25 01:59:29 AM  
He's lucky he lives in the United Kingdom. In this country Obama's death panels would have let him die.
 
2012-12-25 04:08:41 AM  
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.
 
2012-12-25 04:17:33 AM  
Pretty sure this isn't the first time this procedure has appeared on Fark.
 
2012-12-25 04:18:49 AM  
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!
 
2012-12-25 04:34:06 AM  
I do the same thing everyday, only in moderation.
 
2012-12-25 04:40:40 AM  

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.
 
2012-12-25 04:58:13 AM  

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.
 
2012-12-25 05:18:23 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.


Sarcasm meter broken?
 
2012-12-25 05:22:16 AM  

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?
 
2012-12-25 05:22:32 AM  

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.
 
2012-12-25 05:57:46 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.


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

/ it pays to specialize
 
2012-12-25 06:50:56 AM  

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.
 
2012-12-25 07:33:19 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


Krispy, you're a brave soul. I'm not man enough to go ass to mouth.
 
2012-12-25 08:16:46 AM  
Medical Grade Ethanol, subby. Not like they injected him full of Everclear.
 
2012-12-25 08:38:43 AM  
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
 
2012-12-25 08:50:53 AM  

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?
 
2012-12-25 09:00:50 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.


Yeah, pretty much. Three strikes, son. Yer out!
 
2012-12-25 09:11:26 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


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.
 
2012-12-25 09:25:05 AM  
This story warms my heart. Like a shot of Wild Turkey to the left ventricle.
 
2012-12-25 09:32:07 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.


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.

fc08.deviantart.net
 
2012-12-25 09:37:19 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.


Interesting, I didn't know that.

abhorrent1: Heh, well played, sir.
 
2012-12-25 10:23:08 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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Tried way too hard on that one.
 
2012-12-25 10:58:39 AM  
This isn't the only time I've heard of alcohol used as medical treatment.

It's the standard treatment for methanol poisoning.
 
2012-12-25 11:41:38 AM  
A Festivus Miracle!
 
2012-12-25 12:17:10 PM  
Booze mending a broken heart. I'll drink to that!
 
2012-12-25 12:17:26 PM  

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.
 
2012-12-25 01:53:10 PM  

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.
 
2012-12-25 04:37:52 PM  
"Neat" is how you order your whisky at a high-class bar, you farking uncultured slobs. It means "straight". Jesus christ.
 
2012-12-25 04:43:54 PM  

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


Yes, we all know you're a fascist.
 
2012-12-25 04:58:14 PM  
 
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2012-12-25 09:26:08 PM  
The procedure involved passing a catheter into a blood vessel in the groin

in the groin

in the groin
 
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