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Woman 'dies' for 45 minutes


Posted on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 | Comment icon 22 comments


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A woman whose heart stopped for a full 45 minutes stunned doctors by going on to make a full recovery.

Terrified relatives phoned an ambulance after 63-year-old Carol Brothers collapsed from a heart attack outside her home last month. Paramedics soon arrived on the scene and worked on resuscitating her for 45 minutes before finally managing to restart her heart. Despite this however the outlook was grim, doctors told her family to expect the worst and for days she exhibited minimal brain activity while in a critical condition.

Just as the decision was taken to withdraw medical support, Carol inexplicably opened her eyes. She is now back home and recovering well from her ordeal. "It was a good 10 days later, coming round in hospital," she said. "I was worrying because all the staff were saying 'how's our miracle girl?' and 'how's our wonder girl?' And it was really beginning to annoy me because nobody would tell me anything."

"A 63-year-old woman who was expected to die after her heart stopped for 45 minutes, is recovering well."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by Ad hoc on 27 March, 2013, 23:09
hmm. The photo took away a little of the heartwarm for me. They look like they live on a diet of fry-ups. :/
Comment icon #14 Posted by ancient astronaut on 28 March, 2013, 0:38
I wonder if there will be any brain damage. The brain starts to die without oxygen in about 6 minutes or so.
Comment icon #15 Posted by highdesert50 on 28 March, 2013, 4:10
Not a lot of info, but forty five minutes is a long time on scene for a cardiac event. The paramedics would have followed some very well defined resuscitation protocols. And, their arrival must have been very fast as the chances for reviving someone with no heart activity is very slim and even v-fib resuscitation diminishes over a scant few minutes. But, I suppose one shouldn't over analyze or quibble with a miracle as is was for this individual.
Comment icon #16 Posted by wimfloppp on 28 March, 2013, 10:44
sparkcool, do you remember anything when you were dead.
Comment icon #17 Posted by wimfloppp on 28 March, 2013, 10:48
sparkcool, do you remember anything when you were dead.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Sparkcool on 28 March, 2013, 13:13
Hi There,,Yes I do like it was yesterday. I came home from work one day, poured my self a glass of wine,and went to go in the living room,as I did this I felt dizzy.(no i hadn't drank the wine..lol ) I must have gripped the glass tighter because I felt weak at that point and it cracked cutting my hand,I stroked my face, then the next thing I knew I was on the ceiling looking down at my body with my house mate crying and praying on the floor whilst the paramedics tried to revive me.My face was covered in blood, where I had stroked my face making it look as if I had cut my face.I could hear ever... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by Hawkin on 28 March, 2013, 23:14
Hi There,,Yes I do like it was yesterday. I came home from work one day, poured my self a glass of wine,and went to go in the living room,as I did this I felt dizzy.(no i hadn't drank the wine..lol ) I must have gripped the glass tighter because I felt weak at that point and it cracked cutting my hand,I stroked my face, then the next thing I knew I was on the ceiling looking down at my body with my house mate crying and praying on the floor whilst the paramedics tried to revive me.My face was covered in blood, where I had stroked my face making it look as if I had cut my face.I could hear ever... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by Sparkcool on 28 March, 2013, 23:28
That's interesting. I always like to hear about other people who have gone through the same or similar experience.You don't feel alone with it, if you know what I mean.Your sister would probably remember it like it was yesterday.I don't ever really talk about it,Glad your sister was OK.
Comment icon #21 Posted by spud the mackem on 29 March, 2013, 7:54
Final Destination ?, She can't cheat Death. but I hope she evades it for a while.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Seeker79 on 29 March, 2013, 21:22
Wait........ Clarification??? Put into an induced coma before being air lifted.????? I might not be up on my paramedic technology, but unless there is a medication that can do this on the spot or a mistake in wording in the article. This is a glaring fallacy.


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