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Can anyone get heart attack by this?

If 50000 volts is admistered to a 65 old man's chest for 5 secs by a Taser gun, will he have a heart attack? If the same is administered to his lower back, will it cause permanent damage to his neuro- muscular junctions in that area or the area of buttocks or sciatic nerve?
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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It's very possible that a 65 year old who resists arrest could be "tased" for the safety of everyone involved. If that happens it would be a very emotionaly charged event that would induce a high level of stress. Litterally hundreds of studies have been done on this topic and although the risk exists it's noty likely that it will be from the neuro-electrical shock, but the stress induced by the confrontation. Also, you'll need to evealuate the overall health of the 65 year old. He could be in better shape than thousands of people half his age who have surviced this event.
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