“Lucid Dying” – 1 in 5 Patients Recall Out-of-Body Death Experiences During CPR

The term “near-death experience” implies the person experiencing it survived … at least long enough to describe the event and memories to someone else. The term “cardiopulmonary resuscitation” or CPR implies a person appears to be in a state of cardiac arrest or heart stoppage which is a sign that death may have occurred or is imminent but there is a chance the heart can be resuscitated or restarted before actual brain death occurs. CPR is easy to teach to non-medical personnel and, as a result, is one of the most common medical procedures used. Consequently, there are probably a lot of people who have been near death and who have been resuscitated by CPR who can discuss the experience. A new study has found that one in five people who survive CPR after cardiac arrest remember lucid experiences of death from that mysterious and little understood period of time. What exactly do they remember … and can it help the rest of us?

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