Sunday, April 4, 2010

PLN 21

I read an article about something called Lazarus syndrome. Lazarus syndrome is where some one is pronounced dead and spontaneously comes back to life. One man died of cardiac arrest, a half hour later his heart started beating again. He lived for two more days. Another woman in Colombia was pronounced dead she was then moved from a hospital to a mortuary where as the were about to apply formaldahyde she started breathing and moving her arm. I thought this phenomenon was interesting because it is so rare. This doesn't apply to me very much but it does apply to education. Doctors have to know that this is possible and they may encounter it. Therefore the have to be educated in knowing how to deal with this and possibly save someone.

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