Monday, April 18, 2011

You Can't Make This Up, Medical Science Division

Read this, but be prepared to pick up your jaw from the desk....

When doctors discovered a rare tumour in Jamie Arliss’s heart they thought there was nothing that could be done to save her.

There is no-one alive in the world with such a tumour - and they thought the mother of one was doomed.

But then cardiologist Christopher Cave came up with a radical idea to save her.

He filled the golf-ball sized tumour in her heart with superglue - which amazingly has stopped the tumour growing and saved her life.

Uh huh. Superglue.

HT: RenMan


Amy said...

I want to be inside the cardiologist's head when he went through the thought process that led him to Super Glue. Also wanted to be in the room when he told Miss Arliss exactly how he's going to treat her tumor.

Innovation: One of the best parts of the American health care system.

Anonymous said...

This never would have happened if a death panel was between her and her doctor.