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A dozen cheap junk-box parts... Assembled, they go for $500.00

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Herbert West, Oct 26, 2003.

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  1. Norm Dresner

    Norm Dresner Guest

    The efficacy of bypass surgery in my case (and in the case of everyone
    else I know personally) was quite successful! I don't know where you're
    getting your information from.

    Norm
     
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    I know it's better than it was, and I know that the immediate
    alleviation of symptoms in the case of ACS is dramatic, but it
    is not quite yet shown to reliably extend life. I admit to
    wanting it if exigency overtakes me, but I know the facts about
    it, that it is not yet proved longevity-wise. Good luck.

    -Steve
     
  3. Andre

    Andre Guest

    Isn't this the same argument used for not using ICD's on all cardiac
    arrythmia/heart attack cases ? That is, the cost of the device is so
    high that its use is only justified within certain bounds (younger
    patients). IOW they let patients die purely for financial reasons -
    this is NOT ethical.

    If bypass surgery was performed *before* symptoms arose (regular scans
    after a certain age, or depending on other factors like HBP) it might
    save money in the long run by reducing the number of cardiac invalids.

    If a surgical intervention results in good health for 10 years if done
    early but costs $60,000 say, this works out as a saving if done early
    on rather than after permanent damage is done to the heart , rendering
    the patient unable to work or contribute to society (and a greater
    cost to the taxpayer further down the line).

    Comments ?

    (My $0.02 worth)
     
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  5. Andre

    Andre Guest

    PIC 12F675 based hearing aid ?

    Feed analogue input into one of the pins, process, and output on two
    pins to piezo transducer including internal filtering to compensate
    for non-linear performance of the piezo.

    -A
     
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