In my 20+ years as an ambulance medic, I probably worked around 100 cardiac arrest cases. I can count on one hand the number of times I saw the patient survive even after extended resuscitation efforts. This case raises some profound questions about what we think we know about cardiac arrest.
Not just cardiac arrest but no electrical motion, no respiration, no heart beat, and no blood pressure. Pretty definitive signs that the mortal coil has been shed ... and yet!
Something inside him was still ticking and kicked off a resumption of electrical activity.
Kids, on the other hand, were a whole other matter.
The person in this article likely doesn't have a clue how lucky they are, I think.
One other thought....the article doesn’t mention anything at all about brain damage. Starts occurring in 4-6 minutes - at least that’s what I was taught about a million years ago.