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-- -- -- well a British doctors still has the medical world intoxicated this morning after saving the life of the patient with a shot of alcohol.
The 77 year old man suffered a life threatening irregular heart beat.
And after several procedures fail they decided to inject him the dose of pure ethanol and it worked.
Joining us to explain like this can work his cardiologist doctor Dwight one -- nice to see doc welcomed the show.
Well thank you so much good to be here now here's how dumb line them.
I think maybe -- maybe some other people out there to back me up when I first heard the story I thought.
What you know did -- try want to liquor cabinet got himself like a shot of tequila managed to do something with it.
Not at all how it happened.
No -- Motorola how it happened.
This is a it's a good story it's a great story doctors went to heroic measures.
To try to save a patient who is getting ready to -- so that's what we do and it's a wonderful good story.
They were doing a last ditch procedure on this man already had heart attacks RD had an implantable defibrillator.
And it was going off.
And often and often it's like getting kicked in the chest over and over again.
And I'm sure -- -- patient was rated -- die.
It has other ways to those who say this is only -- and done a couple of times successfully Seattle these other procedures that have worked in the past and suddenly and you only have like four or five times.
That this procedure has worked and what specifically are you doing with the alcohol the shot of alcohol into the heart.
The alcohol goes very carefully down into the smallest little.
Artery of the heart that leads to the tissue that's causing the trouble that triggering they've been -- -- tactic -- So it's a very careful procedure and they actually.
Test to make sure.
That -- in the right spot before they put the alcohol in an alcohol really creates a controlled.
Heart -- they're trying to kill that one little spot of -- muscle that's causing all the trouble so there's one particular part of his heart was freaking out.
And firing all kinds of well all kinds of really rapid responses.
They put the alcohol in and what does it do a sort of gnomes that kind of kills off part of that for temporary amount of time until they can control -- No it does kill the cells and so it permanently controls -- permanently kills.
Yes and how often -- -- doctors going to be looking to do this again now that this has become a success is it difficult to administer and -- -- -- away from other procedures historical on the on the route of alcohol from now.
No we have other procedures most commonly that bad part of the tissue -- triggering -- they really means is on the inside surface of the left ventricle.
And we have what's called radio frequency catheters to do that.
But if the bad offending spot is -- in the muscle.
Then the only way we can get to it sometimes is to find the artery that leads to it and inject doubt also.
While it was dramatic and exciting and as the fun story about -- aware that.
It's not going to be -- and -- it's another tool that doctors have.
To help control these very very deadly -- all right doctor -- Alando cardiologist on their -- we appreciate you joining us this morning fascinating story.
Thanks for educating me.
Thank you thank stuff.
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