Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds

Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds

Sanjay Gupta


An unborn child with a deadly middle illness . . . a skier submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a comatose mind surgical procedure sufferer whom medical professionals have declared a "vegetable."

Twenty years in the past them all may were given up for useless, with out practical wish for survival. yet at the present time, because of significant new scientific advances, every one of those contributors is alive and good . . .Cheating Death.

In this riveting publication, Dr. Sanjay Gupta-neurosurgeon, leader scientific correspondent for CNN, and bestselling author-chronicles the virtually unimaginable technological know-how that has made those possible superb recoveries attainable. A daring new breed of medical professionals has completed outstanding rescues by means of refusing to simply accept that any lifestyles is irretrievably misplaced. prolonged cardiac arrest, "brain death," now not respiring for over an hour-all those stipulations was once thought of necessarily deadly, yet they not are. at the present time, innovative advances are blurring the conventional line among lifestyles and demise in interesting ways.

Drawing on real-life tales and utilizing his remarkable entry to the newest scientific study, Dr. Gupta dramatically offers interesting money owed of ways pioneering physicians and researchers are changing our figuring out of ways the human physique services by way of survival-and why progressively more sufferers who as soon as might have died at the moment are alive. From experiments with healing hypothermia to save lots of comatose stroke or center assault sufferers to lifesaving operations in utero to the examine of animal hibernation to aid wounded squaddies on distant battlefields, those outstanding case histories rework and increase all our assumptions concerning the real nature of loss of life and life.

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