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Doctors save man by using alcohol

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first_img Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Doctors save man by using alcohol by: – December 24, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 11 Views   no discussions Share A small amount of absolute alcohol was injected to produce a small controlled heart attackUK doctors have saved a man’s life using an unconventional treatment – a shot of neat alcohol into the arteries supplying his heart. Ronald Aldom, 77, from Portishead near Bristol, had an unusual heart rhythm called ventricular tachychardia that can be fatal if left unchecked. Medics had tried to treat it using standard methods but with no success. They resorted to using pure ethanol to trigger a controlled heart attack and kill off some of his heart muscle. Ethanol ablationThe procedure involved passing a catheter into a blood vessel in the groin and guiding it up towards the heart. Once the catheter identifies which part of the heart the dangerous rhythms are coming from, the ethanol dose can be delivered. This kills the area of the heart muscle causing the problem allowing the heart’s rhythm to return to normal.This rare treatment has only been conducted a handful of times in the UK. Cardiologist Dr Tom Johnson, who carried out the procedure at the Bristol Heart Institute, said Mr Aldom was now “much better”. “He wasn’t going to leave hospital unless something was done. There was no other option.”Mr Aldom, who is now out of hospital, said: “I think it’s wonderful that the doctors tried everything to help me. “If they hadn’t have done this I wouldn’t be here now.”BBC Newslast_img read more

Smith, Gayle among most expensive players in ‘The Hundred’ draft

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first_imgLONDON, England (Reuters) – The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced Australian duo Steve Smith and David Warner and West Indies opener Chris Gayle are among the most expensive players listed in Sunday’s draft for the new domestic tournament The Hundred.Smith helped Australia retain the Ashes in England last month while Warner endured a miserable series, managing just one fifty in five Tests.Paceman Mitchell Starc, who played just one Test in that series, is the third Australian in the six-man group who will command a £125 000 ($159 400) reserve price, the ECB said in a statement.Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga and fellow speedster Kagiso Rabada of South Africa are the other players in the top bracket for the inaugural edition of the 100-ball competition, which will be played in July-August next year.Five of the eight city-based sides will have an Australian in charge with Shane Warne, Darren Lehmann and Tom Moody among them. None of the men’s teams have a local coach.Twenty20 stalwarts Rashid Khan of Afghanistan and West Indian Andre Russell, with an identical £100 000 reserve price, are among 239 players from outside the UK to enter the draft.England World Cup winners Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett headline the 331 domestic players who have put their names forward for the draft.“Teams will select 12 players on the night – with a maximum of three overseas picks – who will join the already-announced England red-ball contracted players and Local Icons,” the ECB said in a statement.last_img read more

Regy Thorpe to become general manager, head coach at New York’s NLL team

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ On Monday, Syracuse associate head coach Regy Thorpe announced that he is leaving Syracuse to become the general manager and head coach of New York’s National Lacrosse League team, Syracuse Athletics announced. Thorpe joined head coach Gary Gait’s staff in 2010 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2015.During his time as a coach at SU, Thorpe was on the sidelines for eight NCAA tournaments including six semifinal games and two national championship games.Thorpe also played at Syracuse in 1992 and 1993. During that time, he led the Orange to two title game appearances and their fifth NCAA title. He was also an All-American in the 1993 season.“I would like to thank Gary and all of the assistant coaches and staff members who I have had the privilege of learning from over the years,” Thorpe said in a press release. “An opportunity to coach at your alma mater is a dream come true, and I have lived that dream for the last nine seasons.”After leaving Syracuse, Thorpe spent 15 years playing for the Rochester Knighthawks. In that time, Thorpe helped bring league titles to Rochester in 1997 and 2007. In his final season with the Knighthawks, Thorpe served as the general manager, the same position he will hold next NLL season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m very excited for Regy as he takes on his next challenge in his coaching career,” Gait said. Published on January 14, 2019 at 7:12 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more