Vologda resident Vera Komarova survived two clinical deaths in one day and survived. This was reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
On October 4, a 55-year-old Russian woman felt pain in her chest, her husband called an ambulance. With the help of an ECG, doctors confirmed an acute myocardial infarction, during the examination, the woman lost consciousness, her heart stopped, and clinical death occurred.
The doctors managed to restore the work of the heart with the help of defibrillation, chest compressions and mechanical ventilation, as well as drug therapy. The second resuscitation team was called for help, and the woman's heart stopped again, a second clinical death occurred.
Komarova was taken to the regional cardiovascular center, she was diagnosed with a massive heart attack. It happened due to a blood clot that blocked one of the arteries of the heart, blood stopped flowing into it - necrosis developed.
According to the roentgen-endovascular surgeon Andrey Moskalev, there is a concept of a "balloon door" - within 30 minutes, doctors must restore blood flow to a patient with a heart attack, ensuring blood flow to the heart muscle. In Komarova's case, they passed a guidewire through the closed artery, delivered a special balloon there, and inflated it with a stent. The procedure took 17 minutes, the doctor said, calling it a good result.
Komarova is now undergoing rehabilitation and social adaptation in a sanatorium.