Man's life is saved by an explosion of alcohol in his heart12/24/2012
When a 77-year-old patient in England needed treatment for a life threatening heart rhythm, doctors came up with the unique but perfect remedy — neat alcohol. Yes, the old sauce was used as a way of producing a controlled heart attack to kill off some of Ronald Aldom's heart muscle that was causing his unusual heart rhythm. A tiny balloon traveled up to the heart, where it was blown up, releasing a tiny amount of absolute alcohol. A previous heart attack had caused Mr. Aldom's condition, called ventricular tachycardia (VT), and he would never have been able to leave the hospital without a successful treatment. Of course, it's not the first time alcohol has been used to save a man's life. [Source]
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