Defibrillation Destroyed Shoulders During Heart Attack
RCCIII posted:
I had a widow maker heart attack. The EMT's were able to save my life but had to defibrillate me five times in the process. After the first, defib, I came out screaming "my shoulders!!!!!". At the hospital, exrays determined that both my shoulders had been destroyed. The head of the humerus bone was "turned to dust". The surgery to repair both shoulders left me with little over 40 degree lifting (meaning anything much above my waist is too high for me to reach). Has anyone ever heard of such damage from a defibrillation machine?