Todd is a cook who works for Declan McKenna. He also has She Blinded Me With Science set as his ringtone.
During the train heist for methylamine, Todd showed interest in helping Jesse. He even offered to smuggle a barrel of Walt’s money.
Despite this, he allows Kenny and Neil Kandy to torment Jesse, showing that he’s sadistic.
1. Sudden Cardiac Death
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) happens when the heart stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other organs. Without immediate treatment, it’s almost always fatal.
Usually, people don’t have any warning signs before they collapse from sudden cardiac arrest. But some may have a racing heartbeat or feel dizzy before they lose consciousness. They might also have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath or nausea.
But SCA is different from a heart attack. A heart attack happens when an artery gets blocked and stops blood flow, but SCA is due to a problem with the heart’s electrical system.
It can be caused by abnormal heart rhythms, most often ventricular fibrillation. These quivering heartbeats can cause the heart to stop pumping blood, leading to SCA and sometimes death within minutes if not treated. Early treatment with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and shocks from an automated external defibrillator can increase survival rates from SCA. But the key is for people to know what symptoms to watch out for and where to find AEDs in schools, public places and workplaces.
2. Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an external physical force such as a car accident, fall or gunshot wound to the head. It can result in loss of consciousness, bruising, swelling and tearing of nerve tissue. In addition, the effects of TBI can be long-lasting and include difficulty learning and remembering new information, slurred speech, unsteady gait, lack of coordination, depression and problems with vision or hearing. TBI can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia years later.
Other possible complications of TBI can be a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is bleeding in the space that surrounds the brain, or diffuse axonal injury, when the nerve axons are twisted and torn during impact. There can also be a change in pressure within the skull, called intracranial hypertension, that can damage the brain. TBI can also lead to seizures, stroke and coma. George Michael Todd, who served as a Navy corpsman in Afghanistan and helped other veterans cope with PTSD by making hip-hop music under the stage name Mik and Doc Todd, died this month at age 38 in Atlanta.
3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops in some people after experiencing a distressing event that triggers the body’s normal “fight or flight” response. Symptoms include intrusive thoughts or images, avoidance of situations and feelings that remind you of the trauma, negative changes in thinking and mood, and trouble sleeping and concentrating. PTSD symptoms can last for months or years, and may affect the quality of your life.
Symptoms can result from many types of distressing events, such as military combat, childhood abuse or neglect, domestic violence, natural disasters, car accidents or the death of a loved one. PTSD can also develop from other things that cause distress, such as relationship difficulties, drug or alcohol use, depression or another mental health condition, or a history of illness such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer.
Earlier studies have shown that PTSD is associated with an increased risk of mortality. To help guide preventive interventions for PTSD patients, this study analyzed the leading causes of death in veterans who initiated PTSD treatment at VA medical centers between 2008 and 2013. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were compared with those of the U.S. general population. Accidents, suicide and viral hepatitis were the most common causes of death in this cohort of PTSD patients.
4. Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is damage to the brain caused by an external mechanical force. It can cause loss of consciousness, memory problems and unsteadiness. It may also increase the risk of Alzheimer’s or other dementia years later.
The most common causes of TBI include falls, motor vehicle accidents and violence. TBIs can be mild, moderate or severe. A mild TBI is an injury that does not cause a loss of consciousness or long-lasting memory problems. A moderate TBI is an injury that causes a brief loss of consciousness, while a severe TBI is an injury that causes a prolonged loss of consciousness or long-lasting memory problems.
TBIs can produce many possible complications including subarachnoid hemorrhage, a condition where bleeding occurs in the space surrounding the brain. This can cause swelling in the skull and a reduction in blood flow, or anoxia, depriving the brain of oxygen. They can also result in a variety of secondary injuries, such as a decrease in cognitive function, headaches and seizures.