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This man recovered after his heart stopped for 30-45 minutes
scholar - 15-7-2017 at 21:13


It stopped its own beat, that is--CPR was administered very quickly after he was discovered on the floor, purple!shocked_yellow

Perhaps the most amazing part of the rescue is that there appears to be no brain damage.

I was a little surprised that, in a North Carolina paper, there is no mention of faith. The Carolinas are both generally considered to be in the Bible Belt, I think. Was there no mention among the people? Or did it just not make the news account.

I see a lesson or two in the life-saving efforts. . .kewl_glasses

marymary100 - 15-7-2017 at 22:47

This is not unusual. I've had CPR training including how to use a defib machine as we have one at work. If you get there quickly and are healthy enough to keep going to the "Staying Alive" beat, you can save a life. This added to the reduction of temperature was what saved him. Broken ribs is normally the price someone pays for being resuscitated.

I'll need to bow out of the next refresher because I know my wrists wouldn't take it any more. I could do the breaths if someone else pumped though.

scholar - 16-7-2017 at 23:38

I didn't realize recovery from purple, with so long a period of compressions and breathing assistance, was not unusual.

marymary100 - 17-7-2017 at 08:41

You're obviously not trained. As a pastor and the spouse of an ill person you should be. I am trained because I work with children with heath issues.

LSemmens - 17-7-2017 at 10:11

EVERYONE - regardless of their profession should do, at least, a basic first aid course. FWIW it should be a pre-requisite for obtaining a driver's license.