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Cheating Death - The Doctors and Medical Miracles That Are Saving Lives Against All Odds-logo

Cheating Death - The Doctors and Medical Miracles That Are Saving Lives Against All Odds

Sanjay Gupta

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:03


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:48


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:28