January 03, 2005

You decide

I'm trying to decide if this is a spoof, a whacko, or for real. It's an explanation for the mysterious "bulge" in the back of the President's jacket during the debates.

George W. Bush apparently is wearing a medical device for "persons at risk of cardiac arrest." It is a LifeVest wearable defibrillator. He started using it sometime after his January 2002 fainting spell, which was attributed to choking. Based on photos showing him wearing the device, one can conclude the fainting was due to atrial fibrillation (AF), which his father also had.

There's more here. After more careful reading, I'm not convinced, but who knows?

Posted by jackhodgson at January 3, 2005 08:26 AM