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September 2, 2012

The Woman Who Needed to Be Upside-Down


“If Jason puts me in bed or upright, I faint again,” Mary told me. “We’ve tried it four times now, and every time he changes my position, I go to la-la land.”
“The pacemaker lead, the wire going from the pacemaker generator to your right ventricle, must have disconnected. Your coughing spell could have done it,” I said. “Somehow, the lead reconnects when you are upside down and continues to stimulate the heart.” -- Vital Signs| DISCOVER Magazine

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 2, 2012 8:34 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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no. this is not right

Posted by: Loren Bloyd at September 2, 2012 9:16 PM

Yes. It's in the user manual.

Posted by: I-RIGHT-I at September 3, 2012 6:07 AM

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