Someday, you may owe your life to the Bee Gees

Music for the heart
Music for the heartCourtesy Public domain
That's right - the Bee Gees, the Brothers Gibb, those high-pitched Kings of the Disco Era! Well, to tell the truth it's not really the Bee Gees, per se, but rather one of their songs - the classic (and in this case appropriate) "Stayin' Alive". Researchers at Illinois College of Medicine have determined that the number of beats in that particular song (103 per minute) is almost exactly the number you want to count out while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on someone. Bottom line: if you have that song looping through your head while you're doing heart compressions on a heart attack sufferer, you'll keep the recommended per minute rhythm and triple the victim's chances of survival. Read more here.

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tis-chick-s0-fly's picture
tis-chick-s0-fly says:

Wow we are learning about (CPR) and I didn't know that they count that for heart compressions on a heart attack sufferer that will recommended per minutes of the rhythm.

posted on Fri, 10/24/2008 - 1:25pm
iowaboy's picture
iowaboy says:

i think i heard about this story on the news recently, like wcco, it definitely sounds familiar.

posted on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 5:07pm
j-squad's picture
j-squad says:

***Cant Stop M3 3ven If U Stop M3***

Wow.... It's unbelievable how music is such a help to todays society

posted on Tue, 11/18/2008 - 4:58pm
Jackie Rabideau's picture
Jackie Rabideau says:

Great song and it can save my life! It would be funny if the person suddently came back to life and started to boogie.

posted on Sun, 11/23/2008 - 8:41pm
Rican21's picture
Rican21 says:

Sounds like I better add this song to my ipod....

posted on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 3:12pm

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