Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Is Second life worth living???

Namsel was clinically dead for 90 minutes after suffering from heart attack. But was revived with continued cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that was given to her manually about 100 times.
She'd complained of chest pain, giddiness and sweating while in office. Her heart rate and blood pressure had dropped when she was admitted to the casuality ward. A while latter, her heart beat stopped.
On examination, doctors found she'd no pulse or heartbeat. She was clinically dead and the ECG monitor showed single straight lines indicating there was no heart activity.
Instantly she was put on mechanical ventilation and a temporary pacer was inserted to start her heartbeat. Since there was no heart activity, doctors started manual cardio-pulmonary resuscitation by rotation for about 100 times while simultaneously keeping a watch on the blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.
After a long-drawn effort of 1 hour 30 minutes, her heart started beating again.
An emergency coronary angiography conducted immediately showed one of the main arteries was totally blocked. The blood clot was removed using a special thrombus extraction device known as export catheter. Subsequently, coronary angioplasty with one stent was performed.
She regained full consciousness after four days and was taken off the ventilator.
Unfortunately, she showed remarkable neurological damage.......to be continued