Archive - Oct 23, 2012

Archive - Oct 23, 2012

Could he have been an angel?

This article is the story of a man who recently collapsed on the sidewalk in Manhattan, suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and was given CPR by an unknown bystander. During the commotion when the ambulance arrived with the defibrillator, the stranger disappeared. The man survived his SCA, but the man who did the CPR was not to be found. Could he have been one of those beings who walks among us that are in this world but not of this world?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/jason-kroft-seeks-good-samarita...

- Carolyn
SCA Survivor and believer in angels

Science Shows Even the Fit Can Be Scared to Death

Can you be literally scared to death? Yes, say doctors, including neurologist Martin Samuels at Brigham and Women's Hospital, who has been collecting evidence on the phenomenon for years, including a study of New York ICD patients whose experienced an increase in ife-threatening arrhythmias on 9/11 and the days following.

Can people literally be scared to death? It sounds like the stuff of ghost stories and B movies, but physicians say the phenomenon is rare but real—and shows how fear from the brain can affect the heart, specifically with a rush of adrenaline.

Doctors around the world are increasingly identifying an unusual heart problem even in otherwise healthy people who have suffered a severe fright, a traumatic experience or loss of a loved one.

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