A 37-year-old Ohio man whose heart stopped for 45 minutes came back to life surprising doctors.
Tony Yahle’s wife woke up early on Aug. 5 and noticed that her husband’s breathing was irregular. Melissa Yahle called an ambulance and he was rushed to the hospital.
That afternoon in the hospital Tony’s heart stopped, according to WHIO TV, and for 45 minutes while doctors tried to revive him, the cardiac monitor stayed flat-lined.Finally, doctors declared him dead.
Medical staff said they noticed his heart beat pulsing again once or twice each minute, according to ABC.
“When I looked at the electrical activity, I was surprised,” cardiologist Dr Raja Nazir told ABC. “I thought we’d better make another effort to revive him.”
His heart rate sped up and a week later, Yahle is already feeling well enough to speak to television cameras, telling media he thought his survival was miraculous.
His son had pleaded ,saying “Dad, you’re not going to die today,” and indeed he did not die.