Cheating Death

Author: Sanjay Gupta
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446558761
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An unborn baby with a fatal heart defect . . . a skier submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a comatose brain surgery patient whom doctors have declared a "vegetable." Twenty years ago all of them would have been given up for dead, with no realistic hope for survival. But today, thanks to incredible new medical advances, each of these individuals is alive and well . . . Cheating Death. In this riveting book, Dr. Sanjay Gupta-neurosurgeon, chief medical correspondent for CNN, and bestselling author-chronicles the almost unbelievable science that has made these seemingly miraculous recoveries possible. A bold new breed of doctors has achieved amazing rescues by refusing to accept that any life is irretrievably lost. Extended cardiac arrest, "brain death," not breathing for over an hour-all these conditions used to be considered inevitably fatal, but they no longer are. Today, revolutionary advances are blurring the traditional line between life and death in fascinating ways. Drawing on real-life stories and using his unprecedented access to the latest medical research, Dr. Gupta dramatically presents exciting accounts of how pioneering physicians and researchers are altering our understanding of how the human body functions when it comes to survival-and why more and more patients who once would have died are now alive. From experiments with therapeutic hypothermia to save comatose stroke or heart attack victims to lifesaving operations in utero to the study of animal hibernation to help wounded soldiers on far-off battlefields, these remarkable case histories transform and enrich all our assumptions about the true nature of death and life.
Cheating Death
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Sanjay Gupta
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK

An unborn baby with a fatal heart defect . . . a skier submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a comatose brain surgery patient whom doctors have declared a "vegetable." Twenty years ago all of them would have been given up for dead, with
Cheating Death
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: George J. Marrett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-06 - Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

They flew low and slow, at treetop level, at night, in monsoons, and in point-blank range of enemy guns and missiles. They were missions no one else wanted, but the ones all other pilots prayed for when shot down. Flying the World War II-vintage Douglas A-1 Skyraider, a single-engine, propeller-driven
Cheating Death, Stealing Life
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Eddie Guerrero
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-11 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

One of the most inspiring stories in wrestling history, Cheating Death, Stealing Life sees Eddie Guerrero recount his saga in remarkably candid fashion, chronicling a life of heartbreaks and painful personal struggles in frank, graphic detail. Guerrero was born into Mexico's first family of sports entertainment, and his life story
Cheating Death, Living Life
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Ralph Turner
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10 - Publisher:

Death comes in many forms: drugs, alcohol, abuse, anger, prostitution, cancer. And life can overcome them all. "Linda's exciting story is what transformation looks like. Read it and remember that God is still changing lives in the world today." JOEL EDWARDS - from the foreword 'This page-turner will affect you
Cheating Death
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: J.D. Ursini
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-02 - Publisher: iUniverse

When Evelyn Brennans parents are slaughtered without warning, she naturally assumes that her life is overespecially when she herself is drained dry by a vampire. To her surprise, however, she awakens sixteen years later to discover that she has been reborn as a banshee, a creature of myth with the