Monday, November 10, 2014

Woman Survives 45 Minutes With No Pulse

A Florida woman is at home and looking after her new infant less than month after she survived without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine Caesarean section. A team of medical workers spent three hours attempting to revive 40-year-old Rudy Graupera-Cassimiro after a rare amniotic fluid embolism. Doctors were preparing to announce her death when a blip on a monitor indicated a heartbeat. “She essentially spontaneously resuscitated when we were about to call the time of death,” said Thomas Chakurda, a spokesman for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Graupera-Cassimiro gave birth to a healthy daughter and suffered no brain damage from the ordeal.

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