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Posted by ChristMMPace on 2007-04-08 03:56. 9 comments. 2049 reads
 
We stand underneath the same winds and skies that our God has given unto the first man. The very waters that man has been given is still here today. The sun that God has commanded to be will not fail to give us it's shining light. The seasons that never fall out of order continue to show us that God's word is still being obeyed. The stars will stand in their places to guide us in the night. What would we do if God's word were not real. How could we control the wind? How could we change the sky? How could we keep our water from disappearing? How could we hold a flaming ball of fire in its place? How could we keep the seasons coming in there rightful order? How could we keep the stars from running away into the night? HOW COU...


Posted by ChristMMPace on 2007-03-31 22:13. 5 comments. 3941 reads
 
John Hopps, a Canadian, invented the first heart pacemaker. At the age of 21, he joined the National Research Council in 1941 after training at the University of Manitoba as an electrical engineer. He found that by using mechanical means the heart could be artificially started again after it was exposed to a cooling process. With this discovery, Hopps was able to build the first pacemaker in 1950.


In 1958, the first pacemaker was implanted in a human body. Unfortunately in 1984, Dr. Hopps had to have a pacemaker in order to regulate his heart. At this point in time, this invention was considered to be routine surgery. Thirteen years later, Hopps received his second pacemaker. The first pacemaker had lost its charge a...


Posted by Shell on 2007-01-28 20:34. 3 comments. 2173 reads
 
Yesterday I had Fox news (or one of the news chanels) and they were talking about the Miss America pageant that's on tomorrow. They were talking to Miss Massachusetts. Her platform is heart disease/care, especially among women. She has an ICD. I think I started listening because I'm from MA but thought it was neat that even if she doesn't win she's getting some publicty on her cause now.

Posted by lisaak97 on 2007-01-03 09:09. 1 comments. 1959 reads
 
My prayers goes out to President Ford family for the loss of a great man..........

May God be with you forever........You will be missed President Ford. ~ lisaak97

Posted by admin on 2006-12-19 20:55. 1 comments. 1924 reads
 
Former Italian prime minister and opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, was recently fitted with a pacemaker in a clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He is 7o years old.

Posted by admin on 2005-10-17 20:34. 0 comments. 2545 reads
 
Minnesota Timberwolves NBA guard Fred Hoiberg, who had surgery this summer to remove an aortic aneurysm, collapsed at home on and had a pacemaker implanted.

Hoiberg, 32, said doctors told him he fainted because too much fluid had built up in the area around his heart, restricting the blood flow to his head. Doctors said he may be able to resume his career but will miss most or all of next season.




Posted by admin on 2005-08-14 21:53. 1 comments. 2211 reads
 
Actor Kirk Douglas has a pacemaker. He is 88 years old and is still going strong.


Posted by admin on 2005-07-10 13:26. 0 comments. 1956 reads
 
Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson underwent a successful operation to install a pacemaker on Saturday July 9, one day after she was unexpectedly hospitalized with heart problems.

Canada Head of State, age 66, will consult with doctors over coming days to set a recovery timetable and will soon resume her vice-regal duties.


Posted by admin on 2005-06-21 21:36. 13 comments. 2195 reads
 
Famous guitarist, Les Paul age 90, has a pacemaker. He’s credited with inventing the solid-body electric guitar, and his namesake line of guitars (made by Gibson and played by many top musicians) debuted in 1952.


Posted by admin on 2005-04-30 14:04. 0 comments. 1947 reads
 
State Sen. Byron Baer has a new heart pacemaker.

The operation was performed by Dr. Grant Simmons was to replace the Bergen County Democrat’s two-year-old pacemaker.

Baer, 75, is a former assemblyman and a senator for 11 years. Baer serves on the Judiciary and State Government committees and chairs the Commerce Committee..


Posted by admin on 2005-04-14 21:05. 18 comments. 2193 reads
 
News Correspondent, Mike Wallace has a pacemaker. He has been co-editor of 60 Minutes since its 1968 premiere.


Posted by admin on 2005-03-29 20:33. 0 comments. 1610 reads
 
Retired NBC nightly news announcer, Howard Reig has a pacemaker. Reig is 84 and worked in television news for over 60 years.


Posted by admin on 2004-10-31 11:29. 5 comments. 2696 reads
 
Professional footballer, Khalilou Fadiga, has an automatic defibrillator implanted to try and arrest his heart problems. He is 29-years old.


Posted by admin on 2004-10-28 17:41. 0 comments. 2237 reads
 
Moose Skowron, age 74, has a pacemaker. He is a former New York Yankee ball player. He palyed in eight World Series in the 1950s.

Posted by admin on 2004-10-24 14:51. 0 comments. 1714 reads
 
Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi went into hospital for a brief operation on Saturday, Ocotber 23 to have a heart pacemaker fitted, the office of the 83-year-old leader said. The device was fitted under local anaesthetic, Ciampi's office said, adding that the president would be back at work on Tuesday, and had not cancelled any engagements. Ciampi was appointed president in 1999. His seven-year mandate ends in 2006.


Posted by admin on 2004-04-12 17:04. 0 comments. 2514 reads
 
SIR Alex Ferguson had a pacemaker fitted on March 12, 2004 to cure his heart problem called supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), which can cause palpitations and dizzinesshis. After the 90-minute procedure, the Manchester United manager said "I want to reassure the fans that everything is okay, I feel fine. It was an option for me to get this done, the club knew about it, I feel great, and it's business as usual."


Posted by admin on 2003-10-09 17:15. 0 comments. 1767 reads
 
Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms continues to work on his memoirs even though he has suffered a series of health problems in recent months. Helms was fitted with a pacemaker in August 2003. The 30-year Senate veteran has had heart problems for more than a decade.

Posted by admin on 2003-09-29 06:53. 0 comments. 2422 reads
 
Canadian singer & songwriter, Jann Arden was born on March 27, 1962. She had a pacemaker for 17 years, but it was recently removed because she no longer was using it all that much, if ever. Besides, it kept setting off alarms everywhere she went. "One tends to really think about living and dying when you get a pacemaker implanted at 20 years old." Her pacemaker experience inspired her popular "Will You Remember Me" song.


Posted by admin on 2003-09-29 06:53. 0 comments. 1595 reads
 
Robert Guillaume was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 30, 1927. He is best known for playing Benson DuBois on 'Soap' and 'Benson'. He is an Emmy award-winning actor. He has suffered several strokes, but thanks to his pacemaker that does not let that slow him down.


Posted by admin on 2003-08-23 09:09. 0 comments. 2260 reads
 
Doctors successfully implanted a pacemaker in Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio on Friday, June 20.

"The senator's procedure was uneventful and totally satisfactorily performed," said Dr. Helen Barold, who performed the operation. "I anticipate his recovery will be uncomplicated and that he will return to his normal routine in a few days."

Voinovich, 66, decided to have the optional procedure done to maintain a normal heart rate.

The Republican said earlier that week that his heart rate had slowed down over the past several years due to a condition called progressive sinus bradycardia.

Voinovich spent one night at the hospital, then rested over the weekend at his Washington apar...




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