Dead 40 minutes, Australian Colin Feidler brought back to life with mechanical CPR machine

May 15, 2013

Colin Feidler had a heart attack one year ago. The 39-year-old car mechanic was taken to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, in cardiac arrest last June. He was considered clinically dead.

"No memory or it at all," Feidler said.

Fiedler is one of seven cardiac arrest patients in Australia that were treated with the technique and one of three revived after being declared dead for 40 to 60 minutes. He did not suffer any mental or physical effects such as brain damage, which typically follows when a patient is deprived of oxygen for an extended amount of time.

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