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On New Year's Eve, Cherkasy doctors managed to bring back to life a clinically dead man

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In Cherkasy, doctors saved a clinically dead man

Cherkasy paramedics brought back to life a man who had experienced clinical death. They have been resuscitating the patient for almost an hour.

The incident occurred on New Year's Eve, and its heroes were Kateryna Skvortsova and Viktor Prokopenko. Iryna Nazarok, a spokeswoman for the Center for Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine, told Suspilne about the case.

It is noted that at 00:32 on January 1, the control room received a call from a woman who asked for an ambulance in tears: her father fell, wheezed and fainted.

Upon arrival, paramedics found that the 63-year-old man's heart had stopped and he was clinically dead. Using a portable automatic CPR machine, they began to treat the man.

For almost an hour, the patient's heart rhythm was restored and then stopped again. But at the 51st minute, the doctors managed to restore cardiac activity again and stabilize the man's vital functions.

Viktor Prokopenko and Kateryna Skvortsova

"Finally, the hemodynamics became stable and the pressure returned to normal. On the way to the 3d city hospital, the man regained spontaneous breathing," the doctor, who resuscitated the patient, said.

She added that this is not the first time a person has been brought back to life but the first successful one with the help of an automatic device.

"You still feel the same responsibility and worry. But, first, while the device is pumping, you have your hands free and can control vital functions. And secondly, this device maintains its strength at all stages of resuscitation, even for 10 minutes or 30. Without the device, you cannot pump with the same force all the time: it is physically difficult to do it for even five minutes, let alone 50," Kateryna Skvortsova said.

The doctor admitted that she wanted to save this patient above all else as it was the first resuscitation of the new year.

"I just can't describe the feeling when you are working here to save the life of one person, and outside the window fireworks are being launched, other people are walking and having a rest. It was like a New Year's miracle for us," she said.

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