A 41-year-old man whose heart stopped beating for three minutes survived without any brain defect after a surgery at a Delhi hospital last month, a doctor said.
Pankaj Malhotra, 41, was brought to the emergency ward of a super-speciality hospital on the morning of April 29 by his friends after collapsing at work.
When Malhotra was hooked to an electrocardiogram monitor, the screen showed a flatline for about three minutes, Subhash Chandra, the head of cardiology at the hospital, said, explaining what makes the case special.
“The patient had suffered from a heart attack and in 30% to 40% of such cases the patient is not able to reach a hospital on time. Thankfully, Malhotra did reach on time and we were able to resuscitate him and attach a pace-maker to keep the heartbeat stable,” Chandra said.