Medical miracle: Florida mother lives... after 45 minutes without a pulse

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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

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