Death following spontaneous recovery from cardiopulmonary arrest in a hospital mortuary: 'Lazarus phenomenon' in a case of alleged medical negligence.

@article{Maeda2002DeathFS,
  title={Death following spontaneous recovery from cardiopulmonary arrest in a hospital mortuary: 'Lazarus phenomenon' in a case of alleged medical negligence.},
  author={Hitoshi Maeda and Masaki Q. Fujita and Baoli Zhu and Hidekazu Yukioka and Mitsuo Shindo and L. F. Quan and Kaori Ishida},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2002},
  volume={127 1-2},
  pages={82-7}
}
We report a possibly first forensic autopsy case of death following a spontaneous recovery from cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) after clinical declaration of death: 'Lazarus phenomenon'. A 65-year-old male with congenital deafness and dumbness was found unconscious in his room at a public home. During pre-hospital and clinical resuscitation including defibrillation and medications for about 35 min, CPA persisted under electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring and therefore, his death was pronounced… CONTINUE READING
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