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Toddler Recovers After Surviving for 39 Minutes Without Heartbeat

by Kathy Jones on  June 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM Heart Disease News   - G J E 4
A two year old toddler in Britain has managed to make full recovery from his heart attack that left him without a heart beat for 39 minutes.
 Toddler Recovers After Surviving for 39 Minutes Without Heartbeat
Toddler Recovers After Surviving for 39 Minutes Without Heartbeat
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Zach Hilary suffered a heart attack when his mother, Trudy, found him on the floor groaning in pain. She immediately called emergency services and was told how to conduct CPR and chest compressions until the paramedics arrived. Trudy performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Zach for nearly 10 minutes before the paramedics took over and continued to give CPR for another five minutes before rushing him to the hospital.

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The paramedics continued to perform CPR and gave him adrenalin shocks on the way to York Hospital where the doctors found a swelling in Zach's brain and warned Trudy and her husband, Dave, to prepare for the worst.

"It felt like an absolute lifetime waiting to find out if he would live or die. The doctors told me that the prognosis was not good, that his heart had stopped beating for 39 minutes, and to prepare myself for the worst. It was just devastating", she said.


Source: Medindia
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