Suspended Animation? Docs Try Stopping Clock to Save Lives - WRCBtv.com

March 29, 2014 9:40 PM

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Suspended Animation? Docs Try Stopping Clock to Save Lives - WRCBtv.com

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: a mortally injured patient is put into suspended animation so doctors can buy time to close up his wounds and save his life.

But that seemingly improbable scenario is about to become a reality at five centers around the United States where doctors will try to stop the clock on patients who've sustained gunshot or knife wounds that were so severe their hearts stopped.

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