The Doctors And Medical Miracles That Are Saving Lives Against All Odds
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An unborn baby with a fatal heart defect . . . a skier
submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a
comatose brain surgery patient whom doctors have declared a
"vegetable." Twenty years ago all of them
would have been given up for dead, with no realistic hope
for survival. But today, thanks to incredible new medical
advances, each of these individuals is alive and well . .
.Cheating Death. In this riveting book, Dr. Sanjay
Gupta-neurosurgeon, chief medical correspondent for CNN, and
bestselling author-chronicles the almost unbelievable
science that has made these seemingly miraculous recoveries
possible. A bold new breed of doctors has achieved amazing
rescues by refusing to accept that any life is irretrievably
lost. Extended cardiac arrest, "brain death," not breathing
for over an hour-all these conditions used to be considered
inevitably fatal, but they no longer are. Today,
revolutionary advances are blurring the traditional line
between life and death in fascinating ways.
Drawing on real-life stories and using his unprecedented
access to the latest medical research, Dr. Gupta
dramatically presents exciting accounts of how pioneering
physicians and researchers are altering our understanding of
how the human body functions when it comes to survival-and
why more and more patients who once would have died are now
alive. From experiments with therapeutic hypothermia to save
comatose stroke or heart attack victims to lifesaving
operations in utero to the study of animal hibernation to
help wounded soldiers on far-off battlefields, these
remarkable case histories transform and enrich all our
assumptions about the true nature of death and life.
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