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Do you think Larry was dead when he had the heart attack?

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I know Larry was loud and annoying, but I thought it was pretty funny to see him pissed anyway. I liked Larry, he was interesting as a character; and I liked the fact that someone in my group would blackmail me if I took one misstep...

What do you think, was he dead before his head was crushed?

I think Lee was still able to save him, Larry would have permanant brain damage if Lee didn't do anything within 4 minutes. Plus, no one had a phone and call 9-1-1...

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  • Whether Larry was dead or alive is whichever decision you need to rationalize. Either way, he wasn't getting up again.

  • A defibrillator is useless if your heart stopped it can only reanimate you if you have a ventricular fibrillation.. If your heart really stopped only a CPR can help. (This things don't work that way you see it in films) I just had to right this because some people talked a lot of defibrillators here ;)

  • Wow. Look at all these experts. :D

  • @skepticalguy90 said: CPR is about 0% effective in the real world without a defibrillator.



    Your statement is about 0% accurate.
    Defibrillators do NOT have anything to do with CPR or "restarting a stopped heart". They can't do that. Defibrillators defibrillate; when the heart is fibrillating, you shock it to stop it so the body's internal pacemaker can 'start from scratch'. If the heart already stopped, stopping it some more won't do anything.

  • @ThePaSch said: Your statement is about 0% accurate.
    Defibrillators do NOT have anything to do with CPR or "restarting a stopped heart". They can't do that. Defibrillators defibrillate; when the heart is fibrillating, you shock it to stop it so the body's internal pacemaker can 'start from scratch'. If the heart already stopped, stopping it some more won't do anything.



    CPR is rarely effective without further medical assistance which none of those characters could have provided. You may be right about the defibrillator, but the point is that CPR is still most likely ineffective in that case makes the point about the defibrillator moot.

  • That is true; plus, a well executed CPR usually ends up cracking a few of the patient's ribs. And by a few, I mean quite a few. And that could lead to pneumionia without medical care (which, you are right, nobody could have provided), which, again, leads to death.
    Not to mention the intense pain.

  • quite frankly Larry was dead to me after the drug store, but I do honestly believe he had died from the heart attack

  • After performing CPR four times, you see his mouth move and he swallows, so no.

  • Larry was clinically dead.

    His heart had stopped and he was not breathing.

    While there may have been a small possibility of resuscitating Larry with CPR, he wasn't going to survive without the benefit of immediate medical attention. He needed to get to an emergency room. Unfortunately for Larry, he was locked in a meat locker in a world where civilization had collapsed and hospitals no longer existed.

    Without the benefit of modern medicine Larry had no chance at survival even if he was resuscitated. He had a massive heart attack, which wasn't going to be cured with a few pills. He likely needed surgery.

    Check out the treatment options for someone who has suffered a massive heart attack:

    [quote]The patient needs to be rushed to the hospital so that the right kind of medication and techniques can be used. For immediate patient care, administering painkillers, CPR (administering jerks on the chest) or rescue breaths becomes essential. A patient is usually treated with the help of AED (automatic external defibrillator) in which shocks are administered to the heart so that it starts on its normal rhythm again. Other than that, a patient might also be put through a surgery to correct the blocks in the arteries and the like.[/quote]

    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/massive-heart-attack.html

    Defibrillators and surgeries weren't options for Larry, even if (and that is a big IF) he could be resuscitated. Larry wasn't going to make it out of that meat locker, even if his face wasn't introduced to a salt lick.

    In short, he was a zombie waiting to happen and Lilly was in denial.

  • Tell Kenny to lay off. Just hold a salt lick over his head and see if he reanimates. The moment he does, drop it on his head.

    Okay, that's not the best idea I've ever had.

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