Scientist shocked by ICD at Copenhagen summit

Henrik Svensmark is a 51 year old physicist who works for the Danish National Space Center located in Copenhagen, Denmark.

According to, he is “one of the few scientific voices in the global warming debate who has actually done real research on the topic. His research has turned the global warming debate upside down, challenging global warming alarmists to put scientific discipline above passion.”

According to one report, “Viewers were informed he has a pacemaker, and that it turned on because his heart rate had slowed down.”

Who knew that being paced caused so much discomfort? Okay, I’m being sarcastic. I don’t have a reliable source to confirm that he was shocked by an ICD, but come on! A pacemaker?

As a side-note, I guess it really is like getting kicked in the chest by a horse!

You may recall the recent case of Belgian soccer player Anothony Van Loo whose life was saved by his ICD during a match.


  • Rogue Medic says:

    You know that even transcutaneous pacing is not that uncomfortable.I love the name of the guy from Greenpeace – Mads Christensen Flarup. Maybe he specializes in sun spots.

  • Tom B says:

    RM – It gets a little uncomfortable (with a LP12) when you get past 120 mA. Another interesting quirk is that it's more tolerable the slower you increase the mA. The faster you dial it up, the more violent the skeletal muscle twitching! Or so I've heard from a reliable source…. :)Tom

  • Rogue Medic says:

    Tom,I must be a wimp, because I used the word Uncle at 100 mA. Curiosity paced the cat, or something like that. 🙂

  • Tom B says:

    RM – Yeah, I pretty much felt like, how dangerous can a Class I intervention really be? :DInternational waters, of course.Tom

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