Stun guns might stimulate heart

May 3rd, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on evidence that stun guns might stimulate the heart, overturning current theories that they only affect skeletal muscles. “The frequency and the shape of the pulses generated by stun guns are designed to disable the target by overwhelming his or her control of these muscles,” state K. Nanthakumar and colleagues.

They point out that most theoretical and some experimental studies do not link cardiac stimulation with stun gun discharges, reports Sciencedaily.

But their use recently have caused several deaths, including that of Robert Dziekanski, a Montr

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