Woman In Florida Survives 45 Minutes Without Pulse
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'.