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  • 'Dead' man's recovery shows why prolonged CPR works

    08/23/2013 9:46:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | Barbara Mantel
    Yahle, a diesel mechanic from West Carrollton, Ohio, "coded" - a term meaning emergency -- on the afternoon of Aug. 5, after arriving in the hospital that morning in cardiac arrest. A team of doctors rushed to his hospital bedside and used chest compressions, a bag connected to a breathing tube and medications to force blood and oxygen through his body. After 45 minutes, they gave up and declared him dead. "He was truly flatlined at the end of that code. He had no electrical motion, no respiration, and no heart beat, and no blood pressure," says Jayne Testa, director...