New CPR technology breathes life into patients dead 40 to 60 minutes
From: The Washington Times
New CPR technology put to the test at an Australian hospital has passed with flying colors after a man — clinically dead for 40 minutes — was brought back to life. And he later was discharged with a clean bill of health, absent any disability.
Fox News reported that Colin Fiedler, 39, was just one of three heart attack patients to be risen from a clinical death diagnosis that spanned between 40 and 60 minutes — and sent home without disability — using a new CPR machine at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. The machinery, called AutoPulse, performs constant chest compressions while sending a nonstop flow of oxygen and blood to the patient’s brain and vital organs, Fox News said, citing a News.com.au report.
Mr. Fiedler was admitted to the hospital in June in cardiac arrest and subsequently died — but was brought back to life 40 minutes later with the new equipment. He did not suffer any other mental or physical effects — such as brain damage or internal organ degradation — when he was revived, Fox News reported.