Taser's worst nightmare?
Ventricular Fibrillation and Sudden Coronary Death
By Mina E. Rajskina
Edition: 2, illustrated.
Published by Springer, 1999
ISBN 0792385705, 9780792385707
Preview on Google Books [LINK]
Page 157: 126.96.36.199 Postmortem Diagnosis of Ventricular Fibrillation
Basically, the distribution of potassium (K) in the heart tissue can be used to determine if the otherwise-invisible ventricular fibrillation (VF) was occurring during death. Related on-line searches reveal other reports about using other chemical tracers (Na, Ca and K) to indicate what was happening in the heart during the events leading to death.
Obviously, this sort of postmortem test should be performed on all tasered-then-dead victims. If the sequence tasered-then-dead can be shown to also include VF, then it would go a long way to solving the taser 'Proof Issue'.
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