Thursday, November 3, 2011

Man tries to remove his own pacemaker, dies

Chicago, Illinois – A Chicago man has died after authorities say he cut his chest to try to remove his pacemaker. The Cook County medical examiner says 47-year-old Channing Askew died at a Chicago hospital. The Chicago Tribune reports that a doctor told police that Askew apparently had tried to remove his pacemaker himself. Police say paramedics were called to a group home where Askew lived when he complained of chest pain. Police say Askew complained to paramedics about chest pains.  more  

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