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To: William Tell

Maybe they should start using those “pants” they put on you in the hospital to increase circulation- not sure what they call that.


25 posted on 08/23/2013 5:44:19 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8
Tammy8 said: "... not sure what they call that."

You're right. Just weeks ago my wife had an appendectomy and she had such a device on her legs which would inflate and deflate periodically.

I'm not so observant that I made any connection with my idea regarding an improved CPR technique.

The device used on my wife was plugged into the wall. It operated on a relatively slow cycle; perhaps every two to five minutes. I vaguely recall some inflated device used to stabilize accident victims. I don't recall whether it was intended to affect blood circulation or not. It might have been intended to reduce internal bleeding.

Portable emergency defibrillators are getting more common due to the improvements in computer and communication technology. A device virtually identical to the device used on my wife, with a more rapid cycle, could accompany every defibrillator. The cycle time of the device could even be used to set the pace for the chest compressions.

I expect that in ten years we will see this become quite common. As one of the older Baby-Boomers, I'm in favor of such improvements.

26 posted on 08/24/2013 9:16:52 AM PDT by William Tell
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