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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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61.

Usagi    

Who was the guy that was calling 911? Was it one of MJ's employees?

1855 days ago
62.

Originalkat    

One good question is how come that dr did not let the EMT's call it at the house? Also that dr is on payroll with the company that was having the concerts? Why wouldn't you be there for the cops to talk to easily? He and the company putting on the concerts were pressing way too hard on him to be ready for this tour. Sad, sad when someone who takes care of patients can sell his soul and practice for at the end helping with the demise of a person.

1855 days ago
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Danielle D Trottier    

Hier, à l'écoute de cet appel, j'avais relevé cette anomalie mais, il y en a d'autres...

1- L'opérateur du 911 demande s'il y a d'autres personnes que le médecin. Réponse entendue: ''Non'' alors qu'il me semble qu'on entend une voix féminine derrière.

2- Pourquoi avoir attendu que les manœuvres de réanimation n'aient pas fonctionnées avant d'appeler le 911?

3- Si vraiment le médecin a tout tenté, pourquoi n'est-ce pas lui qui a appelé le 911?

4- Par expérience dans le domaine des appels, j'ai énormément de réserve devant la courtoisie et la politesse de l'appelant au 911. Il semble très mal à l'aise. En situation d'urgence, généralement, les gens n'ont pas cette attitude. Par ailleurs, l'appelant cherche à raccrocher le plus rapidement possible comme si tout était déjà joué depuis déjà un certain temps.

1855 days ago
64.

gledas    

He was an extremely talented,innovative and a Good person, who was misunderstood. I believe in his innocence and i will always love him.
Why all this negatives...pls don't make any judjements tll you don't know the real sbody, and you did'nt know him...just let him alone.
May He rest in peace,,,i really hope He is in a better place now.
My heart goes out to his childrens and his family.
To the doctor... i hope he will get what he deserves

1855 days ago
65.

Loritas    

As an ER nurse, I can assure you, it is not the physicians who perform cpr, it is the paramedics or the nurses, the physicians are standing there reading the ekg strips and ordering the meds, standing back and taking it all in. This doctor probably hasn't done cpr since his residency, and so was probably freaking out!! The fact he had lido with him, means he did have a portable drug supply. The fact he was giving morhpine or demerol means that as well as he had lidocaine with him, he should have had narcan. But again, he probably has not had a patient go into cardiac arrest when he was by himself before, and therefore had a huge panic attack.......and come on, it's Michael Freaking Jackson, as if he didn't see his own life flash before his eyes when he realized where things were going. You know his career is done! Even if Michael would have survived this, that physician is done!!

1855 days ago
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hahahaha!    

Sounds just like Anna Nichole, they tried to do it themselves instead fo immediately calling 911, trying to cover their enabling asses.. these Hollywood docs need jail time for their drug dealing behavior and practices.

1855 days ago
67.

Grim Reaper    

A BLACK CHILD MOLESTER IS DEAD, REJOICE CHILDREN.

1855 days ago
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Me    

THAT QUACK DOCTOR KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON!!! I HOPE A MOB FINDS THAT SON OF A BITCH AND MURDERS HIM TOO - JUSTICE FOR PRINCE, PARIS AND BLANKET!!!

PRINCE AND PARIS MAY HAVE SOMEONE WHO GAVE BIRTH TO THEM WHO IS STILL AROUND BUT THEY DON'T KNOW HER AS A MOTHER AND LITTLE BLANKET IS TRULY AN ORPHAN NOW....

THANKS TO THAT DISGUSTING PRICK OF A "DOCTOR" WHO MURDERED THEIR DAD WITH THEM RIGHT THERE IN THE HOUSE!!!

PRAY FOR THOSE LITTLE CHILDREN!!! THEIR LIVES ARE IN TURMOIL NOW BECAUSE OF THAT "DOCTOR"!!!

1855 days ago
69.

Carole    

The doctor appears to be at fault. If the ambulance had been called right away, they could have established an airway. Airway = Oxygen= Happy Heart. One person CPR is very difficult, and they clearly said the doctor was there alone with MJ. Springy mattress or firm, you want the patient to have the best possilbe chance......put them on a hard surface. I've read some reports that CPR had been performed for an hour at home. Not likely with one person. He probably sat there with his head in his hands trying to figure out a way to get himself out of that mess.

RN, EMT

1855 days ago
70.

BestMufDvr    

These celebrity doctors and their cash for drugs practices. How is this not a criminal case?

1855 days ago
71.

Christy    

I'm happy these questions are being asked. The absolute first time I heard that 911 tape I was wondering what the hell kind of doctor he is if he doesn't know the first thing to do when CPR is needed?! This could have very easily been the reason he was not saved! There are rumors that they had attempted CPR well before they called 911. Well, if that's how he was doing it, it's no wonder Michael didn't make it. I just can't believe the doctor would make such a fatal mistake. I hope they look really hard into this doctor's practice, any legal issues and his past.

1855 days ago
72.

Tina    

maybe the people that set up the tour and the Doctor were trying to kill Michael for the insurance money for the show knowing he was not able to really do the show. so everyone would get paid!!!!!

1855 days ago
73.

Me    

First he was on a bed. Later in the 911 call, the same person said he was "slumped in a chair."

??????

1855 days ago
74.

jbm    

R.I.P. to MJ... A true legend!

If you have time, please take a look at my MJ tribute!

http://www.beabetterproducer.com/michael-jackson-r-i-p-a-tribute/

1855 days ago
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Beat Down Brown is Going Down    

What I want to know is, this. Why didn't they have a defibbrillator in the house? Usually, a person sees a cardiologist because he has heart problems. Michael insisted this guy be placed on the payroll by the people organizing his comeback tour. He was staying at MJ's house. Someone even said he was the one who gave Michael a shot of Demerol at 11:30 AM and Michael started experiencing distress after that. This cardiologist had to know that Demerol would have the effecto f messing up his heart. If you have a patient who is a regular user, you have to prepare for the possibility of OD and for heart problems. This guy was in a position to deal with both, but he didn't. He could have got the paddles on him and started and IV or whatever you do when someone OD's. They said he gave him a shot of a heart stimulant...after he gave him the depressant. Sounds all messed up. I bet the doctor is in the process of hiding his assets so when they sue him he won't lose everything. But he IS going to jail. They have to blame somebody and it can't be Michael.

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