In a news report on FoxNews.com, a story reveals the strange case of how a woman seemingly came back to life after being declared dead. The incident occurs in Cali, a Columbian city, where funeral home staff was working on a 45 year old to ready her for burial. The allegedly deceased woman suddenly began to move around and breathe. This woman was said to be clinically deceased at a local medical facility on February 16. She had been in the hospital and listed in serious condition and she had been hospitalized for neurological issues.
This woman had no blood pressure or heart readings according to Miguel Angel Saavedra, a physician at the medical facility where she had been declared dead. She was shipped to the funeral home after her death certificate was signed. The doctor’s are calling this “Lazarus Syndrome” where she appeared dead but was not. It is kind of weird, even creepy, to think that the funeral home staff was about to use formaldehyde to prepare the woman when she started breathing and moving. She is now in the hospital, but is in a deep coma.
Lazarus Syndrome, otherwise identified as the Lazarus phenomenon, is the sudden, unexpected, and unanticipated return of circulatory processes after someone has been declared dead or after failure to resuscitate. There have been just over 25 cases of Lazarus syndrome that have been documented since the early 1980s. This condition is so named because it is derived from the Biblical story of Lazarus and his resurrection by Jesus. The causes for Lazarus Syndrome remain unknown at this time. This condition certainly makes one wonder when a person can legally be declared deceased, especially if a person can appear dead for more than 24 hours and then seemingly come back to life. The thought of embalming someone that is alive is truly disturbing.
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