(PRWEB) June 13, 2005
(PRWEB) June 13, 2005 Â In a letter sent to the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, researcher Dr. Benjamin Brenner recently publicized his theory that Jesus possibly died from a pulmonary embolism. Brenner said he was publicizing the theory to increase awareness about the potentially fatal disorder. Author Lisa DuFrense agrees that more awareness should be raised about this leading cause of sudden death. Those wanting to learn more can read DuFrense's book, "Near Death at the ER Window."
"People are not aware of it, both in the public and in medical practice," Brenner told the Associated Press. He further elaborated that 80 percent of pulmonary embolisms are diagnosed only in autopsies.
DuFrense knows about pulmonary embolism from first-hand experience. She is a survivor. ÂIt is more common and more fatal than most people think. However, I cannot comment on the likelihood of Jesus' death being attributed to this. I am not a physician,Â she says.
DuFrense, a hospital dietitian, was at the right place at the right time when she collapsed at the ER window. Otherwise, she would not have survived. The first words she remembers after her collapse were:
ÂGet the stretcher out here!Â
ÂOn the count of three; get her up.Â
ÂGet blood gasses STAT.Â
ÂGive her the oxygen tank.Â`
ÂI only had minutes to live. Even though I was a health care worker, I didn't know how fatal this could be,Â she recalls. Lisa was misdiagnosed by physicians for three months prior to her collapse.
Pulmonary embolism is the third leading cause of death in the United States. And, it is the leading cause of sudden death, killing more than 200,000 people in the U.S. annually. ÂThis number could be drastically reduced by knowing risk factors, signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism,Â DuFrense says.
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