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March 29, 2016

American Heart Association
Scientific Research/ Common Sense
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231

Re: Dr. Douglas Zipes research

Dear American Heart Association,

You have received letters from me before. Today I am writing to request that you issue a public statement regarding the flaws in Dr. Douglas Zipes research. These gaps are ‘deadly’ as Canadians have found out. Dr. Zipes research omits to test Tasers on subjects that are under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and especially drugs that are known to prolong the QT interval (see www.qtdrugs.org). This is a ‘deadly’ gap in this clinical research.

Further you will know that I identified a ‘deadly’ gap in the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) algorithm (i.e. lack of advanced vascular access) which may also contributing to resuscitation failure leading to premature and preventable death.

Take Care before You Take Flight,


Donna Collins, CEO and Consultant
Crystal Clear Transitional Care Inc.


Bradshaw, S. (n.d.). Taser technology in Canada: Examining whether tasers constitute reasonable or excessive force.

Zipes, D. P. (2012). Sudden cardiac arrest and death following application of shocks from a TASER electronic control device. Circulation, 126(e27), 2417-2422. Retrieved from http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/125/20/2417.full.pdf+html

Hon Victor Boudreau
Minister of Health, NB
P.O. Box 5100
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G6

See also Mathew Hines Video released April 2019: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/hines-preliminary-inquiry-1.5087103

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