Bringing the dead back to life may soon be a medical reality, with claims people may be able to be resuscitated up to 24 hours after their death.
Critical care physician Sam Parnia makes the claim in his book Erasing Death, saying resuscitation research is on the cusp of a major breakthrough within the next 20 Dr Parnia’s research base in
“Most, but not all of our patients, get discharged with no neurological damage whatsoever,” he said.
Dr Parnia said it is a “widely-held misconception, even among doctors”, that the brain suffers massive oxygen-deprived damage after three to five minutes after the heart stops.
But he said that research is rooted in the past and that brain cells can live on for hours after ‘death.’
“My basic message: The death we commonly perceive today in In2EastAfrica Reporter