The Vall d’Hebron hospital doctors on Thursday revealed that they had revived a women back in November after her heart stop beating for over six hours. Audrey Marsh was reportedly caught in the snowstorm, after which she suffered a cardiac arrest back on November 3. Her husband recalls that “he tried to feel her pulse, feel a breath and a hearbeat, but couldn’t.’
Hours later, a recuse team arrived at the spot and took her to a hospital in Barcelona where she showed no sign of cardiac activities. At the hospital, she was hooked up to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine, a device that takes over the body’s cardiac and respiratory functions. When her body temperature reached 30°C, they used a defibrillator to revive her.
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Doctors said that the drastic drop in her body temperature may have been the reason why they were able to save her life.
Read more at Deutsche Welle