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Michael Jackson CPR Mystery Unfolds

6/27/2009 11:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonOne question investigators will have for Michael Jackson's personal physician: Did he botch early CPR efforts on the King of Pop?

On the 911 tape obtained by TMZ, one of Jackson's staffers tells the dispatcher that Jackson is "on the bed" and that a "doctor is here." The doctor is Dr. Conrad Murray.

Several EMTs tell us it's odd that a veteran cardiologist like Murray would attempt CPR while Jackson was on a bed.

Common CPR practices call for the patient to be on a hard surface -- because it is difficult to compress the chest on a soft surface. The 911 operator told the staffer to "get him on the floor."

Cops have yet to officially interview Dr. Murray, but this will almost certainly come up.

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Lorraine    

The whole sad situation does not sound right at all:( Its not like MJ was a obese, overweight person where it would be hard to get him on the floor.

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CravenRN    

As a nurse that was a red flag to me. A doctor, especially a cardiologist should know that to be effective the patient needs to be on a hard surface. In the hospital we use a backboard but in a home this typically involves moving the patient to the floor. Another red flag, if he was giving MJ frequent Demerol shots he should have had the narcotic reverser Narcan with him. This is given to patients when their respiratory system becomes depressed and/or breathing ceases due to narcotic overdose and it reverses the narcotic effects to help bring the patient back.

1910 days ago
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yazzie    

I HATE THIS MESSED UP WORLD! HELP!

1910 days ago
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Kelela231    

When I heard about CPR being perfomed while MJ was on the bed, the thing that popped into my mind was - isn't that what happened with Anna Nicole Smith?

1910 days ago
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50centDoll    

Go getum Joe, let them know they have messed with the wrong family. Just because Michael Jackson once had a presciption drug problem doesnt mean he was abusing drugs June 25, 2009. Every celebritiy is not and will not die like the media cashcows Anna Nicole and Elvis. I too believe Michael Jackson was Murdered. I believe he was given succinycholine which caused paralysis, no Mr. Coroner there would be no "external trauma". Then I believe Michael Jackson was slowed killed by continuing to inject him with large dosages of Morphine and Demerol. The 911 call speaks volumes Operator - is he on the bed or floor? Caller - he is on the FLOOR, what Doctor or Nurse know to do CPR on a Cardiac Patient on the floor its not like he weighed 200lbs and couldnt be moved, Operator - is there any witness to what happened? Caller - no, the Doctor was the ONLY one HERE with him. Why would someone have to walk in on this and call 911, I believe because Michael Jackson was already DEAD and the doctor knew and was only pretending to do CPR when he heard someone coming. Miko Brandon on Larry King said he was with Michael Jackson until 1230am and Michael looked good, was rehersing, taking care of business, drinking orange juice and happy. TMZ already reports Paramedics wanted to call him dead at his home, and why isnt Debbie Rowe being question if this turns into a custody case this is MOTIVE for Murder in any other city in America. I say go Joe and you have many surporting you, yes it was a Drug Overdose no doubt but some of us believe it was a Drug Overdose Murder. Media doing everything not to go there because as smart as they are they have to at least consider there is more to this, even on the Doctor's behavior alone calls for a Criminal Investigation, how many people that once or still may have done drugs be murdered and all media, cops and coroners want to say is "Accidental", people are using their Drug dependance to murder these people, who couldnt see Anna Nicole was Murdered she probably was being injected in her sleep. Murder is still Murder. I ask any Coroner how do you prove Self Injected or Murder by someone else in a Drug Overdose unless you where there to witness the lethal injection, Mr. Joe Jackson and Family please fight this and bring light to the negligence of Police work and Coroners office allowing people to committ MURDER! How in the world if Michael was such a Junkie train, dance, perform like he did on DRUGS, people are really playing into this media hype. If Michael was such a Junkie, Michael would have been walking around and talking just like the people they are trying to identify him with Elvis and Anna Nicole and we all know how Elvis and Anna Nicole behaved dont we.

1910 days ago
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noch    

this is really wrong, When i listened to that call, i knew there was something suspicious about it. Micheal's doctor knows something that he's not saying. I think he needs to be questioned. Micheal didn't have to die. he didn't have to dieeeeeeeeeeeeee

1910 days ago
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CW    

This doctor is a cardiologist, he knew what to do. Michael was probably already dead when the 911 call was made.

1910 days ago
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marymary    

I read the Houston TX news online last night........the story said the Doc's office is located in Acres Homes in Houston Texas...OMG that is a dangerous ghetto when I worked there....There was black on black crime.............there were funerals daily.......OMG his office in Acres Homes.......................

1910 days ago
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appleofmyeye    

When we panic..we forget the most obvious things. Even trained professionals..think about it..this is Micheal Jackson..a pop icon the only thing that may go through your mind once you see something wrong is panic on how to fix it. We will never know what happened in that day..except..two things..MJ was heavy into prescription drugs..and he had doctor at his disposal. Other than that..we are speculating as we normally do.

1910 days ago
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yazzie    

This world is a mess. Nobody cares unless your number one. That is HOLLYWOOD! COLD HEARTED MESSED UP SHALLOW MINDED......NO SOULS! HOLLYWOOD IS EVIL. EVIL EVIL! POSSESSED WITH THE DEVIL HIMSELF! Iam mad and will never get why this keeps on happenning to good people. I feel it is time to spit on HOLLYWOOD.

1910 days ago
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Carmen Urquidi    

AS A NURSE, mICHAEL SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE FLOOR!! WHY DID THE DOCTOR HAVE LIDOCANIE?IS AN OLD DRUG. WE USE AMIODARONE NOW IF THERE WAS WORRY THAT MICHAEL WAS RECEIVING TOO MUCH PAIN MEDICINE AND SUSCEPITIBLE TO RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION ;WHY DIDNT THE DOCTOR HAVE NARCAN OR ROMAZICAN AVAILALBE? WHY DID HE RUN? WAS HE EVEN LICENSED IN CALI?
ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG MEDICATION IS COMMON WITH PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM BACK PAIN. AS A NURSE , WHO SUFFERS FROM BACK PAIN, AFTER 20YEARS OF SERVICE, I NOW KNOW HOW TRUE THE COMPLAINTS OF GREAT PAIN , ARE FROM PATIENTS WHO SUFFER. HOPEFULLY, THIS WILL DRAW ATTENTION TO THE NEED OF RESEARCH AND TREATMENT FOR THOSE WHO ARE BACK PAIN SUFFERERS.
I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE NEWS COVERAGE TO EDUCATE CITIZENS ON THE SUFFERING ASSOCIATED WITH BACK PAIN.

1910 days ago
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NotAmused    

As an RN specializing in emergency medicine for the last 20 years, I've seen a LOT of heart attack victims, and I should say that a strong percentage of those who had help at the onset (a family member/friend, performing cpr), knew to lay the patient down on the floor, a table, something firm. I found it incredulous to hear that the doctor allegedly performed CPR with Michael on the bed. If that is the case, it would be the same as not performing CPR at all, as it was of no effect, because of the soft surface.

Someone else said that Michael should have had a nurse, and though it might sound "funny" to some, it it nonetheless true. In a hospital setting for instance, it is not the doctor who performs cpr, but the nursing staff. You can find the doctors usually in the corner or at the foot of the bed, barking orders. Nurses must re-train and certify every few years, in (among other things) CPR and basic life saving skills. Doctors? No.

1910 days ago
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wow1961    

I am maybe not so confused! Unidentified 911 caller? Doctor MIA? Could they be together? Why did a cardiologist not have the injection medicine to reverse these affects if it is indeed do to a Demerol shot? How do we know MJ was given an injection at 11:30 a.m.? 45 minutes prior to the 911 tape? Why are the LAPD saying they know where this doctor is but the family has NO answers? Whio`s telling what?

1910 days ago
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yazzie    

Poor Michael and his mom and dad.

1910 days ago
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Denise Epke    

I believe the doctor found him when it was already too late, as I said in another post I was an EMT for years, and when I heard the Paramedics wanted to "Call" him at the scene, basically he was already gone. The first thing to happen is a person stops breathing, the heart continues to pump for a very short time. Had he been found at the onset of respritory failure, he could have been saved, there are also drugs to counter act drug overdose if that is suspected. I believe Michael was already gone when he was found, and the doctor if he gave him an injection at 11:30 am as has been reported, He knew what the cause was and was scared because of course he would be blamed. So That is my view of it as I have seen many stages of drug overdose, from onset to death. Thanks

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