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Woman survives being dead for 42 minutes

Posted on Tuesday, 20 August, 2013 | Comment icon 11 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Doctors battled to save Vanessa Tanasio after she suffered a massive heart attack at the age of 41.

Vanessa was rushed to Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne where she was declared clinically dead within minutes of arriving. Her heart attack had been brought on by a blocked artery, prompting surgeons to attempt a procedure to remove the blockage. To give her a fighting chance, a sophisticated new compression device called a "Lucas 2" was employed to help keep blood flowing to her brain. Able to perform chest compressions like a person doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the unique machine is the only one of it's kind in Australia.

Despite being clinically dead for a whole 42 minutes, doctors eventually managed to clear the blockage and restart her heart. "I remember being on my couch, then the floor, then arriving at hospital, and then two days go missing," said Vanessa. "I was dead for nearly an hour and only a week later I feel great. It's surreal."

"An Australian woman has lived to tell the tale after being brought back to life from being clinically dead for 42 minutes, doctors said on Monday."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Orcseeker on 20 August, 2013, 1:39
I saw the news report for this. The machine is like an automatic CPR and pumps down on a chest. She received some bruising but that's nothing to pay for life.
Comment icon #3 Posted by JKoene on 20 August, 2013, 13:39
And again 42 pops up. "the answer to life the universe and everything"
Comment icon #4 Posted by libstaK on 20 August, 2013, 13:47
I saw the news report for this. The machine is like an automatic CPR and pumps down on a chest. She received some bruising but that's nothing to pay for life. Imagine the next generation/s of this machine - it could get small enough and it is a basic enough principle that we could have one on stand by in our home - particularly those with known heart problems / heart disease. Simply brilliant.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Sundew on 20 August, 2013, 14:15
Guess Josey Wales was wrong when he said, "Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy."
Comment icon #6 Posted by pallidin on 20 August, 2013, 14:51
EDIT: "snip" Wrong thread for my comment.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Moon Gazer on 20 August, 2013, 14:56
This is absolutely amazing, I also love science, it is astounding at the things we can do. It does also cause a little worry in the back of my mind about how far we have come with medical science and how we are now prolonging life for so many people (which of course is a great thing!) but world population (over population) is a scary thing.
Comment icon #8 Posted by brlesq1 on 21 August, 2013, 8:24
Great stuff. I'm glad she's alive and better.
Comment icon #9 Posted by YukiEsmaElite0 on 21 August, 2013, 16:55
That sounds like an odd experence. This is when you can get first hand info on what happens after you die.
Comment icon #10 Posted by grc on 22 August, 2013, 16:07
A very bad situation turned out well. I'm glad for her and her children. Science would be much more helpful if we would research the right things.
Comment icon #11 Posted by klambo on 22 August, 2013, 16:36
That sounds like an odd experence. This is when you can get first hand info on what happens after you die. Whlist this story shows what can be achieved with new technological advancements in medical procedures, it also calls into question whether the term "clinical dead" should be revised,,,,,,,,,,,,,,as clearly this lady didn't actually die she just fufilled the current definition of "clinical dead". It wasn't so long ago that people were decalred dead when their heart stopped.........but now we know that whilst a stopped heart can induce death it is certainly not at the point where a patient... [More]


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