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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...
  • Back from the Dead: Resuscitation Expert Says End Is Reversible

    08/02/2013 12:18:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 29, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Raising the dead may soon become medical reality. According to critical care physician Sam Parnia, modern resuscitation science will soon allow doctors to reanimate people up to 24 hours after their death.At some point, everyone's heart will stop. For most, this is when they begin to die. Doctors succeed in very few cases at bringing the clinically dead back to life. However, more patients could be saved if medical professionals put existing knowledge about the treatment of cardiac arrest to better use, argues critical care physician Sam Parnia, 41, who is leading a revival of research in this field at...
  • Police: Drunk Pa. Man Tried To 'Revive' Opossum

    03/26/2010 3:59:38 PM PDT · by RedDogzRule · 23 replies · 613+ views
    The AP ^ | 3/26/10 | Unknown
    State police have charged a central Pennsylvania man with public drunkenness after he was seen giving mouth-to-mouth "resuscitation" to a long-dead opossum along a highway.
  • Still smiling, man who had 28 heart attacks in one day

    11/26/2005 7:00:28 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 31 replies · 1,133+ views ^ | November 26, 2005 | Nigel Hawkes
    AN ENGINEER has survived 28 cardiac arrests in a single afternoon, after he was resuscitated on each occasion using a defibrillator. Jeff Kerswell, 54, from Whipton, Devon, remembers little about it but his doctors and paramedics certainly will. “The consultant took pictures and X-rays of his chest and a picture of the two of us together to show there was a happy ending,” Heather Kerswell, the patient’s wife, said yesterday. “He couldn’t believe it. He wants to use [the picture] in his research and teaching.” Mr Kerswell, a shower engineer, was at work when he began having chest pains. “I...