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    0630 this morning, the X-33 had a lights out moment and skipping a beat. It managed to compensate as best it could during the day while I tried to find a suitable donor.
    Finally found a perfect tissue match in the afternoon.
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    The surgeon scrubbed and prepped whilst the X-33 was put onto bypass in suspended animation.
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    The patient was draped and placed in a prone position.
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    The procedure commenced and a 1.2mm blade was used to gain access. An unexpected complication occurred when the blade scraped multiple screws.
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    Turns out it was defective equipment.
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    A 1.00mm blade was requested and the procedure continued smoothly with removal of the case back to reveal the pericardium.
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    The area was irrigated and a pericardial window created avoiding the phrenic nerve. The heart was removed and the donor requested.
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    A new heart was inserted and a DC shock delivered establishing sinus rhythm.
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    The surgical site was cleaned and closed. Patients telemetry remained stable following the procedural and was discharged following a post-op review by the surgeon.
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  • #2
    this is awesome

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    • #3
      Great work Doc!!! Best of all "No" parts left over!!
      A few to runner it in

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      • #4
        Cheers guys. Thought it’d be fun for a chuckle.

        It got a bit hairy when I realised the 1.2mm driver was slightly blunt. Screws were very tight from the previous owner and was afraid I’d strip em bare and then be really sweating!

        Thankfully the 1mm and a bit of firm persuasion did the trick. At least now when it’s due for next replacement, I’ll have left it finger tight.

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        • Artemis12
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          Nicely done with out scratch anything There's nothing worse than man tight for small components too, you did well getting them out I look forward to the next op

      • #5
        Hilarious post, made a mundane job look like fun.
        Was all that crap under the case back when you opened it up.

        Sent from my SM-A505GN using Tapatalk

        Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

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        • #6
          Yes, all that crap was there. I got it off eLady about two years ago which is average battery life for an X-33 with alarm and backlight use. I’m guessing they put in a new battery and made those screws very tight.

          All that dirt is to be expected as the case back is ported.
          The watch has an 80dB alarm and that is achieved through use of a vented case back. The dark grey dust cover combined with the case back creates a resonance chamber as I understand it.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by AidanM View Post
            0630 this morning, the X-33 had a lights out moment and skipping a beat. It managed to compensate as best it could during the day while I tried to find a suitable donor.
            Finally found a perfect tissue match in the afternoon....
            Haha, awesome job! Hope the patient is recovering well

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