Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: a prospective study in the Netherlands

  title={Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: a prospective study in the Netherlands},
  author={Pirn van Lommel and Ruud van Wees and V. Meyers and Ingrid Elfferich},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • Pirn van Lommel, Ruud van Wees, +1 author Ingrid Elfferich
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Some people report a near-death experience (NDE) after a life-threatening crisis. [...] Key Method We compared demographic, medical, pharmacological, and psychological data between patients who reported NDE and patients who did not (controls) after resuscitation. In a longitudinal study of life changes after NDE, we compared the groups 2 and 8 years later. FINDINGS 62 patients (18%) reported NDE, of whom 41 (12%) described a core experience. Occurrence of the experience was not associated with…Expand Abstract
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