Wednesday House Call, May 8, 2019: Cardiac Arrest Mythos

Wednesday House Call, May 8, 2019: Cardiac Arrest Mythos

Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week.

Today:

A report that a man who suffered cardiac arrest was revived by using an AED is wrong. You cannot shock a heart that has stopped beating (asystole) back to a normal rhythm. He likely had a cardiac arrhythmia. Rob and I go into detail about this and the misconceptions that arise when TV shows and news reports continue to misrepresent cardiac resuscitation.

Your calls:

  • Shoulder clicking noises
  • Cause of low platelets
  • The difficulties of detecting early stage lung cancer
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