Heart Attack Grill lives up to its name — again

You may recall my previous post about the Heart Attack Grill when Blair River, the 572 pound spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill died at the age of 29 from sudden cardiac arrest.

Well, they're in the news again for all the wrong reasons.

Image credit: Fox 5 News

Click HERE for video.

Once again, owner "Doctor" Jon Basso is full of shit.

"The gentleman could barely talk…He was sweating, suffering. Anyone with an ounce of compassion would've felt for him…I actually felt horrible for the gentleman because the tourists were taking photos of him as if it were some type of stunt. Even with our own morbid sense of humor, we would never pull a stunt like that."

If you believe that one I've got some swamp land in Florida you might be interested in. He's loving this publicity.

Don't get me wrong. I like naughty nurses as much as the next guy.

Photo credit: Outhouse Rag

Maybe even more! 

But the Heart Attack Grill makes light of the death and suffering associated with cardiovascular disease.

Don't encourage them by visiting their establishment.

See also:

Diner suffers cardiac arrest while eating a Triple Bypass Burger in restaurant called the Heart Attack Grill

3 Comments

  • Rogue Medic says:

    Are you the one in the middle? ;-)

  • CJ Ewell says:

    OK, OK, I get it. But as a nurse, I have to say that the whole naughty nurse thing, and the fact that you chose to print that pic as the ONLY image accompanying your post, is offensive. Makes me wonder how you like being referred to as an ambulance driver, which does not come close to sexualizing and objectifying the fine men and women who keep EMS going.

  • I actually don't get offended when I'm referred to as an ambulance driver and my significant other is an advanced practice nurse. That's not to say she endorses the image in question. If you want to make a correct parallel look at all the firefighter calendars. For the record, they don't offend me. And those are real firefighters, not servers pretending to be firefighters at a fast food restaurant.

1 Trackback

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

EMS 12-Lead

Cardiac Rhythm Analysis, 12-Lead ECG Interpretation, Resuscitation
Comments
David Baumrind
All that wiggles isn’t Wellens’
@Gary, by all means, nitpick all you like. I agree with your assessment, and the post has been modified. Thank you for the feedback!
2014-08-30 17:28:16
Gary Huntress
All that wiggles isn’t Wellens’
Not to nitpick but is this really a "slightly leftward axis"? I and AVF are both positive. I put it at about +20 degrees, not leftward.
2014-08-30 11:49:35
Handsome Robb
87 YOM COMPLAINING OF CHEST DISCOMFORT AND DYSPNEA
CHF. 12-lead shows a sinus Tachycardia in the 120s with PACs, besides the anterior leads there's diffuse ST depression, the STE in the anterior leads can be explained by the LBBB, axis is good as well. I wish they posted the EtCO2 waveform so we could see but I'm assuming it's non-obstructive. The elevated EtCO2…
2014-08-30 08:08:22
Christopher Watford
“Bad heartburn” – 82 y.o. female without chest pain.
Brooks, Firstly, thank you for the warm welcome to the club. Secondly, the Glasgow algorithm's only published sens/spec for AMI is 51.6%/97.6% respectively (Tuscon STEMI Database). I've not been able to find any other publications. The GE Marquette 12SL algorithm has been widely studied, but is much older, and ranges in sensitivity from 48% to…
2014-08-29 16:50:14
CB
57 Year Old Male–Chest Discomfort
Given what he was doing (paint fumes on ladder painting) I would first question if the pain is reproducable. Yes his ekg isn't normal but looks like old inferior MI. And he is hypertensive. 02 a must. Def. would give ASA. First would give morphine and see how his cp and bp are. If still…
2014-08-29 11:37:25

STEMI Expert?

  • Click here to find out!
  • 12-Lead ECG Challenge Smartphone App

    Photobucket

    12-Lead ECG Challenge Smartphone App - $5.99

  • Apple iOS
  • Android
  • Amazon
  • Web Based

  • FRN-TV video review
  • iMedicalApps.com review
  • Interested in resuscitation?

    FireEMS Blogs eNewsletter

    Sign-up to receive our free monthly eNewsletter

    Visitor Map / Stats

    Locations of visitors to this page


    LATEST EMS NEWS

    HOT FORUM DISCUSSIONS