Apollo doctors save youth whose heart stopped for 1 hour
New Delhi : 22-year-old Asif Khan went through a massive cardiac arrest nearly two week ago and as per reports he managed to survive despite his heart stopped beating for approximately an hour.
Nothing less than a miracle and his good luck, the cardiac arrest happened inside the Apollo hospital when doctors were examining him for minute chest pain. The doctors kept the blood supply running by administering continuous cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and shock to the heart using a defibrillator.
It took doctors more than an hour to revive his heart back into working condition. But as Aasif was being wheeled into the cath lab for an angiogram to locate the blood vessel clot that had caused the condition, he suffered another cardiac arrest. Doctors had no choice but to conduct the angiogram, remove the clot and place a stent in the vessel while administering CPR.
Asif Khan walked out healthy from Apollo hospital on Friday.