Medical miracle: Florida mother lives... after 45 minutes without a pulse
Now, this is what we call a miracle.
While undergoing a routine Cesarean section in September, a mother from Florida experienced complications.
She was left without a pulse for at least 45 minutes.
Doctors at Boca Raton Regional Hospital said that they were close to pronouncing the woman, Ms Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro, dead. In fact, they had even called her family to tell them that there was nothing more they could do.
Then miraculously, the monitor indicated a heartbeat.
"She essentially spontaneously resuscitated when we were about to call the time of death," said hospital spokesman Thomas Chakuda.
No brain damage
Despite almost 45 minutes without a pulse, she suffered no brain damage - a feat that doctors are calling a medical miracle.
The mother had given birth to a healthy girl when she experienced a fatal condition where amniotic fluid entered her bloodstream and caused her heart to stop.
Doctors called her survival a case of "divine providence".
Source: New York Daily News