Woman 'in bed for four years' was 'on the brink of death', court hears
Woman 'in bed for four years' was 'on the brink of death', court hears"Even by the standards of awfulness I have to deal with, this is one of the worst cases I have ever encountered," Mr Justice Peter Kelly said.
A British woman whose heart stopped beating for six hours has been brought back to life in what doctors have described as an "exceptional case". Doctors say it is the longest cardiac arrest ever recorded in Spain. Mrs Schoeman, who has made a near-full recovery after the ordeal, says she
A British woman who got lost in a snowstorm in Spanish mountains the Pyrenees was revived six hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest , doctors revealed. Audrey Mash and her husband became stranded in a storm while hiking in the Catalan Pyrenees in November. Doctors are calling the case
A British woman says it was a "miracle" she was revived after her heart stopped for six hours when she was caught in a snowstorm.
Teacher Audrey Schoeman collapsed while out walking in the Spanish Pyrenees last month and developed hypothermia before going into cardiac arrest.
Mrs Schoeman, who is in her thirties, who lives in Spain but has a British passport, started "talking nonsense" as her eyes rolled back into her head and she stopped breathing, her husband Rohan said.
He added: "I thought she was dead.
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The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.It may involve winching a crew member down to the casualty in the water, lifting them out, maneuvering them into a hovering helicopter, and then beginning chest compressions and continuing until they reach a hospital.
A British woman has described the “miracle” that brought her back to life after her heart stopped beating for more than six hours when she collapsed with “The amazing thing is the work the doctors and also the firefighters and the medical team that brought me to the hospital did. I am lucky they all
Mrs Schoeman, 53, who lives in Spain but has a British passport, started “talking nonsense” as her eyes rolled back into her head and she stopped breathing Medics at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona said Mrs Schoeman had suffered the longest cardiac arrest ever recorded in Spain, calling
"I was trying to feel a pulse... I couldn't feel a breath, I couldn't feel a heartbeat."
Mrs Schoeman was airlifted to hospital, where her temperature was recorded as 18C (64.4F) - less than half what it should have been. Doctors could also not find any vital signs.
Medics at the Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona said Mrs Schoeman had suffered the longest cardiac arrest ever recorded in Spain, calling it an "exceptional case".
Dr Eduard Argudo said: "She looked as though she was dead, but we knew that, in the context of hypothermia, Audrey had a chance of surviving."
Man resuscitated after suspected cardiac arrest on flight diverted to Shannon
Man resuscitated after suspected cardiac arrest on flight diverted to ShannonThe passenger, believed to be in his 50s, is understood to have been successfully resuscitated after he suffered a suspected cardiac arrest on board the transatlantic flight.
A British woman whose heart stopped beating for six hours has been brought back to life in what doctors have described as an "exceptional case". Doctors say it is the longest cardiac arrest ever recorded in Spain. Mrs Schoeman, who has made a near-full recovery after the ordeal, says she.
A British woman says it's a "miracle" she's alive after surviving a six - hour cardiac arrest brought on by severe hypothermia. Audrey Schoeman, 34, was hiking with her husband last month in Spain's Pyrenees mountain range when she began to have trouble speaking and moving, Reuters reported.
Hypothermia, although causing her body to shut down, also meant her brain and organs had been protected.
Dr Argudo added: "If she had been in cardiac arrest for this long at a normal body temperature, she would be dead."
In hospital, she was put on a machine that removed her blood, re-oxygenated it, and then pumped it back into her body.
Then, once her body temperature had reached 30C (86F), she was switched to a defibrillator. It was then that her heart began working again, six hours after emergency services were called.
Speaking to local media, she said: "It's like a miracle except that it's all because of the doctors.
"Probably this winter, I won't go to the mountains, but I hope that in spring we'll be able to start hiking again. I don't want this to take away that hobby."
Mrs Schoeman was discharged from hospital 12 days after being admitted.
British man arrested after child found dead in luxury hotel .
A British man has been arrested in Kazakhstan after a young girl - also British - was found dead in a five-star hotel. Media in the Central Asian country say the man is the child's father and that she was beaten to death.The girl was found dead in the InterContinental Hotel in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, on 24 October.The Foreign Office told Sky News: "We are in contact with the police in Kazakhstan following the death of a British child and the arrest of a British man in Almaty."Hotel staff told Kazakh news channel Astana TV they were alerted by a woman's screams at about 7am on Thursday.