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Man resuscitated three minutes after his heart stopped beating: Doctor

A 41-year-old man, whose heart had stopped beating for three whole minutes, survived because of timely surgery and is recovering in a city hospital.

delhi Updated: May 30, 2016 17:24 IST
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Pankaj Malhotra, 41, was brought to the emergency ward of a hospital in the morning of April 29 by his friends.(HT Photo)

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.