A Man Played Video Games Nonstop For 73 Hours. This Is How His Organs Shut Down.


A Man Played Video Games Nonstop for 73 hours. This is how his organs shut down. DC is a 25 year old man, presenting to the
emergency room, dead on arrival. Paramedics were desperately performing chest
compressions to try and push blood back into his brain. To try and push blood into his organs. To try to keep him alive. But it seemed like their attempts, were all
in vain. DC was a college graduate, but he never wanted
to go to school. He worked a minimum wage job, but he was recently
fired. He wanted to be an internet video game streamer,
but no one was watching. And he lived at home with his mom where she
still cooked for him, but she kicked him out when he was no longer going out to look for
a new job. Depressed and lost, DC binged on video games
at the local internet cafe for days at a time. Sometimes he’d sleep at the computer, and
wake up to play some more. He gave up personal hygiene. He gave up friendships. His life was games. He was obsessed, and he just couldn’t stop
playing. One weekend, DC played for 73 hours, nonstop. Glued to his seat, he barely ate any food. He hardly drank any water. He didn’t even get up to use the bathroom,
having already released a few times in-between, and finally couldn’t hold it in anymore. He got up for the first time in days as he
stood up from his chair. He suddenly felt lightheaded. He blacked out. And then instantly collapsed. At the front desk of the internet cafe, the
owner was oblivious to the fact that someone had fainted on his property. 30 minutes pass and DC was found on the floor,
unconscious and struggling to breathe. 911 is called. In the ambulance, DC suddenly flatlines. His heart stops beating and he stops breathing. Paramedics desperately begin CPR as he’s
brought to the emergency room where we are now. Doctors continue chest compressions. Ultrasound immediately reveals that the right
side of his heart is swollen. It’s larger than the left ventricle, which
is the part of the heart that’s responsible for pumping blood to the entire body. The left ventricle has more muscle so it’s
largest part of the heart in every normal functioning human. But DC can’t function normally now. His heart is twisted. It’s disfigured. This immediately tells the medical team that
he’s suffering from Acute Massive Pulmonary Embolism. Embolus from Ancient Greek meaning a wedge,
or in this case referring to a blood clot. Pulmonary meaning Lung. And Massive referring not to size of the actual
clot but to the SUDDEN hemodynamic collapse that it caused in DC. A blood clot wedged into the lungs causing
his heart to disfigure. Causing his heart to stop beating because
it is disfigured. Causing his organs to shut down because they’re
no longer receiving oxygen due to the fact his heart has stopped beating. Acute meaning that he didn’t have any underlying
medical issues leading to this problem, except for sitting at a computer playing video games
nonstop for 73 hours. Doing anything nonstop for 70 hours is dangerous,
but sitting down nonstop for 70 hours is deadly, because of venous stasis. This is a time when a lack of movement of
the legs causes blood to pool. The blood pressure in the body’s veins is
already low because there isn’t anything directly pumping it back to the heart. Venous blood oozes its way back. Without moving the legs for 70 hours and given
that sitting down compresses the veins, a compartment of the body where blood flow is
already slower than normal, then this pooling of blood causes some of it to clump together
into a clot, called a deep vein thrombosis, which is what happened to DC as he sat there,
for days, but there’s more. As the clot formed, it stayed in his legs
for as long as he was sitting down. He got up, it broke off, it went directly
into the right side of his heart like how blood normally does, but then lodged itself
directly into the pulmonary artery where the right side of the heart connects to the lungs. This back up of blood into the right ventricle,
caused it to stretch. To distend. To disfigure. But this is only the beginning of the dysfunction. The right ventricle of the heart typically
has a thinner wall than the left. It has a lower volume to surface area ratio. This makes sense because blood from here goes
directly to the lungs. You don’t need high pressure going to the
lungs when they are right there. But when the right ventricle swells due to
flow backing up, wall stress increases. It pushes against the interventricular septum,
causing it to bow out into the left ventricle. This increased pressure and volume in the
right displaces the left, reducing cardiac output. In DC’s case of hemodynamic collapse secondary
to massive pulmonary embolism, an occlusion into the pulmonary artery meant a filling
defect on the left as blood cannot be pumped out to the rest of the body. There is no longer an adequate oxygen supply
in his body as his organs all start to die. His heart, while still trying to beat, can
no longer function. It arrests, as he comes into the emergency
room, without a pulse. But it wasn’t like this when they found
him. Paramedics tell the medical team that DC was
found gasping for air. That he did have a heartbeat when they found
him, but it was fast, from his body detecting hypoxemia, a low oxygen presence in blood. His blood pressure was low from the then hemodynamic
compromise. And that it was on the way to the emergency
room that his heart suddenly stopped beating. That all of this happened just minutes ago,
meaning that it might not yet be too late. There might still be a chance to bring DC
back to life. Is there a way, we can somehow remove the
clot from DC’s lungs? Maybe. But it has to be done, immediately. Surgery and cutting him open to pull it out,
isn’t an option because it would take too long. Guiding a catheter through his veins to direct
medicine that can dissolve the clot directly, is also not an option because of time. The quickest solution, is to infuse that medicine
directly into his entire body. This systemic fibrinolytic therapy, is his
last hope. On the emergency room bed, DC is immediately
infused with a large bolus dose of lytic as chest compressions are continued. Additional lytic was set for infusion over
time as this aggressive dosing means the medical team will continue CPR until he either comes
back to life, or it is absolutely certain that DC is lost. As the chest compressions are desperately
applied, minutes pass. A detectable heart beat is found and this
return of spontaneous circulation is a good sign. DC is not lost. But several hours pass, and he doesn’t regain
consciousness. Admission into the intensive care unit finds
that he is missing cognitive factors. Shining a light into his eyes, a normal functioning
human will exhibit a pupillary reflex, where the pupils will constrict in reaction to the
increased presence of light. Absence of this indicates brain damage, and
in DC, it’s absent. In a normal functioning human, motor response
to pain is natural reflex. Absence of this reflex indicates brain damage,
and in DC, it’s absent. As the days go by, DC’s mother arrives to
the hospital to see her son. She tries to speak to him but no response. He may not have listened to her in life, but
the only thing she would like to see now is a response, an indication, something, from
her son that tells her he can hear her, but nothing is returned. The several minutes where DC’s body was
not receiving oxygen because of a clot blocking the point where his heart and lungs connected,
caused this permanent anoxic ischemic damage. Most people can easily pick out that healthy
individuals can’t stay up and play games for 3 days straight, without sleep, without
going to the bathroom. Most people can’t stay up 3 days straight
for anything. That to be able to play that much means that
that person, has a problem. Internet gaming disorder has been described
as a condition needing further research for several years now. Back in 2013, The Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders, revision 5 put that description on paper. And in 2018, the World Health Organization
placed gaming disorder as a diagnosable condition in the 11th revision of the International
Classification of Diseases. DC is at one extreme end of the spectrum of
what can be described as internet gaming disorder. The actual people who will have this are a
small subset of the population, because, most people won’t have this level of obsessive
behavior. Context here matters, make no mistake. People who only hear headlines may be underinformed
as to what internet gaming disorder really is. What behavior those words are describing. It’s probably not describing a kid who wants
to play games with his friends after school, who day dreams about the game during class,
but is a functional person who is OK if they don’t play games for a few days. Who can comply with their responsibilities. It also probably doesn’t describe a 25 year
old who plays 20 hours total on the weekend, but can still show up to work during the week,
hold a relationship and family obligations without problem. Internet gaming disorder doesn’t describe
these people. But, if someone lets their kids or pets starve
to death because they were too focused on playing a game, then something might be wrong. If someone continues to obsessively play after
getting forcibly kicked out their parents’ house, plays for several days at a time nonstop,
not getting up, not eating, not using the bathroom, and not sleeping, well then something
could be wrong. Even worse if blood pools in the legs while
that person is playing, forming a deep vein thrombosis, that became a massive pulmonary
embolism, with end organ malperfusion and hemodynamic collapse resulting in residual
organ dysfunction and hypoxic brain damage. Something that results in tangible, detrimental
and life-threatening consequences due to one’s lack of self control over playing video games,
IS a problem, and it’s a good thing that it’s been classified as such. For DC, limited neurocognitive function was
recovered as he suffered from rounds of pneumonia and sepsis during his stay in the intensive
care unit. Diminished urine output and elevated transaminase
levels indicated kidney and liver damage. The loss of pupillary reflex and absent extensor
motor response days after admission were 100 percent specific factors to indicate poor
outcome following anoxic injury, secondary to massive pulmonary embolism. At autopsy, extensive neuronal damage was
found in the parieto-occipital-temporal cortex of his brain. Cerebellar injury was observed along with
losses at the thalamic nuclei. Little could be done by the time he was found
unresponsive at the internet cafe as too much time had passed in a setting where minutes
and seconds matter. The only hope was to salvage whatever the
medical team could, once DC fell into cardiac arrest. For gamers today, be sure to keep yourself
hydrated and don’t sit for more than an hour at a time. Get up, walk around even if just for a couple
of minutes. And most importantly, be kind to yourself. Internet gaming is actually stressful, even
if it’s fun. Thank you so much for watching. Take care of yourself. And be well.

100 thoughts on “A Man Played Video Games Nonstop For 73 Hours. This Is How His Organs Shut Down.”

  1. 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️README: Internet Gaming Disorder is a very new area, and it falls under psychiatry. It takes a doctor with the appropriate training and time to make the diagnosis. If you or a loved one suspects something might be wrong, please see the doctor. Happy Medical Monday! 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️

  2. Only 73 hours? Pathetic. Truly pathetic. How can you only go 73 hours and then die?! I bet you didn't even connect a giant system of pipes to your toilet from your room so you never gotta poop. I have went 2 months straight. You don't need food m8.

    I swear someone is gonna take this serious.

  3. Real gaymers:
    73 hours? The weak should fear the strong

  4. The max I play is probably 24 hours during summer time. But no way can my legs stay put, it either knee to my chin, or cross on the chair etc. it's just not possible to sit still and then of course running to the bathroom is anothe form of exercise lol.

  5. this makes me scared because I watch YouTube on my phone in the bathroom. when foot falls asleep I dont think that's a good sign especially after watching this 😮

  6. He died … i wish the computer manager deleted the search history …saving him of what dignity he has left .. i would ..for gaming pride delete search history (purnhub,reidtube)

  7. This should be a wake up call to everyone. Addiction is not a disorder whether it is with game, drinking, eating, smoking, sexual activities etc. Doctors can it disorder but the truth is, it is demonic because there are demons of addiction that attaches itself to a person where it can feed on your passion as it causes you to be addicted to them so it can feed. They feed on the negative passion of men. Nothing in this world is physical, there are spirits everywhere and because there is sin in the world, this world is a breeding ground for evil spirits to feed and reproduce themselves within men. But There is Good news my friends. God has provided Salvation and deliverance for men by coming into the world to pay for all our sins through His Son Yeshua Hamashiac that whosoever believes in Him, will be set free from these creatures.

  8. These demons have a permanent judgement on them from God and they know their fate is sealed but they want to drag men along because anyone who is found with sin will share in their judgement but because God Loves all of us so much, He sent His Only Begotten Son Yeshua Hamashiac to come and set us free by dying in our place and when He was buried, He rose again from the dead with a New Heavenly body which cannot sin and which lives forever, so that anyone at all whether poor or rich, man or woman, murderer or hooker and all types of people that believes in Him, He will give you that New Body where demons cannot hide in to destroy. Have you ever wondered why, you can get so angry to the point of hurting someone and you don't seem to be in control? Or, hate another without cause, or get so hooked on to one thing and cannot stop even though you know it's bad, and a whole lot, and with other, they just sleep around without knowing why they do it, they don't like it but they can't stop either. Alcohol and smoking are killing people and yet they can't stop, wrong desires like homosexuality and porn are the order of the day, serial killings and mass murders among many, wars, knife crimes are all around us, these are not normal or just physical. There are evil spirits behind every wickedness we see on Earth…

  9. I know many of you do not believe in God and those who do, also do not believe that He sent His Son to come and save us by paying for all our sins with His blood.

    Many also feels that God is responsible for the chaos which is what satan the deceiver portray to men because God loves all men so dearly because He Created us and He obviously won't abandon us but He gave us freewill and He never wants to force us but He wants us to obey Him willingly but Man disobeyed Him in The Garden of Eden by choosing to obey satan over God and so we became slaves of satan and he began to inflict man with all kinds of evil as we sank deeper into sin but God did not forsake us, He became a Man like us and that's why He calls Himself The Son of God because He entered into the womb of the virgin Mary and was born. He did that so that He can overcome satan by Obedience and take back the power we lost to satan for us by sacrificing Himself for us. And He says that He is making a Heaven and a New Earth and He is sending out invitation through His servants to all Men and Women, old and young, children and adults no matter what you have done to come into This New Heaven and New Earth and receive Eternal Life for free. This is the Gift of God to all Mankind… Will you receive it?

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  12. If you said this prayer from your heart, then you have began a journey with God in Yeshua, I pray for you in the name of Yeshua Hamashiac The Son of God to receive The Gift of The Holy Ghost and be washed in the Blood of The Lamb of God and be protected and let The Holy Spirit lead you to true and spiritual church and Let God bring your way His servants to you wherever you are to help you in this journey you have began with Yeshua. Please get a good old KJV Bible and begin to study and The Holy Spirit our teacher will be right there with you to help you understand. I love you all in Yeshua Hamashiac but He loves you so much more. Shalom

  13. Well i had my leg back to the chair for like what? one hour? i stand up and then there is this huge pain that slowly fades away im not sure if this is similar or no

  14. This is a sad story,
    For all the failed ideals, world pressure, and love "a game" that are always together until the end

    Rest In Peace
    DC 🎮

  15. This can happen after surgery. That’s why it’s so important to go to your rehab everyday. I tell all my residents to go even when they are crying in pain. They thank me later. The ones that’s don’t go, get clots.

  16. This is why i dont like sitting infront of a desk so much and i would always use the restroom and when i sm sleepy i would just go to sleep

  17. At about age of 20 I played for longer, about 4 days while on amphetamines. Did not eat, drank some water after maybe 3rd day. Guess I'm lucky?

  18. I don't think internet cafes are much of a thing in the US. Seems to me that Americans would ruin a good thing. I've watched videos about people staying overnight at Japanese internet cafes in the little private booths. I love the idea of them.

  19. Is the advance of medicine, diagnoses, and technology the reason why we're getting all these new disorders? Are certain people more prone to bad habits? Is society labelling things too much? Did these people use to be more likely to pass away and only now are more likely to be saved due to faster response times and knowledge? Or is it a mix of these at different times?

  20. Most of these comments are jokes.

    Chubbyemu, thanks for making these videos to educate us.

    Gamers, please take care of yourselves. You can play League of Legends, World of Warcraft, etc. but please take care of your body. Get some exercise. Get inspired.

    I recommend these YouTube fitness channels: Athlean-X, Mike Thurston, and Jeremy Ethier.

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