Aasif Khan (22) was dead for nearly an hour before doctors at the Apollo Hospital in Delhi brought him back to life 12 days ago. According to the Times of India, the young engineer from Aligarh complained of severe chest pain when we was brought to the hospital. During an examination by the medics, Aasif suffered a major cardiac arrest and his heart stopped beating for almost an hour. The moment he collapsed, trauma specialists provided him with continuous cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which kept the supply of blood running and they also used a defibrillator to give shocks to his heart, reported TOI. Aasif’s heart was revived after almost an hour. What may seem like a miracle was nothing but a stroke of luck that put the boy back on his feet.
But fate wasn’t done with him yet. Strangely enough, the boy suffered yet another cardiac attack while he was being escorted on his wheelchair to the catheterisation laboratory. The doctors were to conduct an angiogram on him in the cath lab to locate his blood clot that caused his heart to stop, the report said. The doctors were left with no choice but to conduct the angiogram, remove the clot and place a stent in his blood vessel while they continuously administered CPR. On Friday, February 16, a walking Aasif was discharged from the hospital.
Last month, a similar incident was reported where doctors from Nashik gifted life to a young marathoner, who participated in Tata Mumbai Marathon. Reports said three doctors from Nashik who participated in the marathon saw a young man being carried on a stretcher. The doctors saw that the youth was out of breath and soon started to take measures to save his life. One of the doctors said that the patient was in ventricular fibrillation, which is a state of heart emergency when there is excessive stress on the heart. The doctors conducted emergency procedures on the patient and tried to manually preserve his intact brain function to restore the circulation of blood in his body. 2DC shock was also given to the heart of the patient who was a life threatening condition, reported TOI. Within minutes, his heart started to function normally as the doctors yielded miraculous results.