Serious question for #medtwitter: If you show up at a code, and the patient is a centaur who had a cardiac arrest, ignoring the joules question, where do you think the defib pads should go? A, assuming the heart is in the human part, or B, assuming the heart is in the horse part? pic.twitter.com/OJt9haEgx3— Fred Wu, MD (@FredWuMD) July 28, 2018
Dr. Wu and Dr. Funk had a discussion on Twitter about the proper treatment of a centaur having a heart attack. Where is the heart? Does he have more than one heart? After all, the hagfish and the octopus have auxiliary hearts, and a centaur has a lot of body to power. And what about the lungs? The conversation turned to centaur anatomy in general, which can get technical between medical doctors. Read their speculations and conclusions at Dorkly. (via Metafilter)
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