View Full Version : Stents beware!

Weston Bye
10-30-2007, 09:39 AM
My boss has a trick pen - if you pick it up off the desk to "borrow" it to sign a paper, you had to push the button on the back of the pen to extend the ball point. However, this pen had a battery, buzzer and coil that gave the victim a mild shock on the thumb that was pushing the button. I knew about the pen, but never tried the shock. I tried it with my left hand - I'm left-handed - and felt the shock on my thumb, but to my suprise, also a poke in my chest in the region of my stent.

I wonder if it was actual current traveling up my arm or sympathetic or referred pain in the nervous system.

Needless to say, I didn't try it again, and I will need to be careful when handling electrical equipment and circuitry.

Your Old Dog
10-30-2007, 11:29 AM
Sounds to me like you got a very cheap education! My therapist wouldn't do stimulaton on my ankle due to my heart situation.

10-30-2007, 11:44 AM
Stents would not react to an external shock any more than
a similar piece of metal would react to a 1-2kv milliampere
current moving through it or around it. You may have had
a twitch of the pectoralis muscle or an ectopic heart beat.

Alistair Hosie
10-30-2007, 02:14 PM
is it any different than wearing a tens machine say?? which gives off a small electrical current.Alistair