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Not diamonds but a defibrillator is this gal’s best friend

A woman has praised ‘miracle’ doctors after she was brought back from the dead 114 times in thirty hours as her heart repeatedly stopped. Ann Mintram said she went through ‘total hell’ as medics battled to save her life with electric shocks.

The 55-year-old ended up with scorch marks on her body from the shocks as doctors at two hospitals repeatedly resuscitated her lifeless body for more than a day and a night. Ann Mintram’Miracle’: Ann Mintram’s heart stopped 114 times over 30 hours but doctors never gave up.

A year on she keeps a mini-defibrillator close by her in case of relapse…(and) she has thanked the dedicated medical teams who refused to give up on her. Mrs Mintram, from Waunfawr near Caernarfon in North Wales, was struck down by Sudden Adult Death Syndrome – in which the heart stops for no known reason – after a collapse at home while watching television.

More via  Mail Online.

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April 3, 2010 - Posted by | Medical, medicine |

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