Report shows Taser is safe

According to a new study, the use of a Taser does not adversely affect a person’s heart.

Apr 6, 2006
By David Howell
Domestic Abuse Commissioner Nicole Jacobs

According to a new study, the use of a Taser does not adversely affect a person’s heart.

Researchers at the Hennepin County Medical Centre in Minneapolis used 66 people who they exposed to five seconds of a Taser shot. They found that the Taser didn’t affect the cardiac electrical activity of the participants’ heart within a 24-hour period.

Rick Smith, CEO of TASER International said: “This study of human volunteers as it relates to cardiovascular and physiologic effects surrounding TASER technology lays the groundwork for further, planned human studies. We continue to encourage studies of this type and believe that the foundation of data reported by Dr Ho and his team will further debunk the myth of delayed cardiac issues.”

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