Woman Survives With No Ill Effects After 45 Minutes Without Pulse

November 10, 2014 4:04 PM

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Woman Survives With No Ill Effects After 45 Minutes Without Pulse

After a grueling 3-hour code for a patient whose heart hadn't beat in 45 minutes, defeated doctors glanced up at the monitors to call the time of death.

"She spontaneously resuscitated," Boca Raton Regional Hospital spokesman Thomas Chakurda told ABC News. "We had brought the family in. We had announced to them that we had done all we could."

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