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Woman In Florida Survives 45 Minutes Without Pulse

Update Date: Nov 10, 2014 10:23 AM EST
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A mother in Florida is home and tending to her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes, according to reports. 

 A team of medical workers spent three hours attempting to revive the woman after a rare amniotic fluid embolism, said  a spokesman for Boca Raton Regional Hospital to The Associated Press on Sunday. 

According to the statement, doctors were preparing the pronounce her death when a blip on a monitor indicated a heartbeat. The absence of pulse for 45 minutes did no harm to the brain. 

"We had called a code that lasted for three hours. She essentially spontaneously resuscitated when we were about to call the time of death," said Thomas Chakurda, the hospital spokesman, in a press release.

Chakurda added the woman's survival is a story of two miracles-her resuscitation and the fact that she survived without serious brain damage.

According to doctors, her survival is a case of 'divine providence'. 

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