What is very good news is that the medical staff thought nothing of continuing CPR for 45 minutes. When i had my major Heart Attack in 2005, i recieved immediate CPR that was sustained for twenty minutes. This was already considered exceptional then and even then the whole medical team was working on the assumption that my brain had not survived the process. It took the stubborn determination of my wife to make them stay the course and bring me back.
It is clear that we have a sea change in understanding the possibility of resurrection provided CPR is sustained. In this case we have made 45 minutes look easy as my event made 20 minutes look possible. The record is more like two hours, but a lot of things have to also be done right. It is noteworthy that in this case no special steps were noted such as body chilling.
The take home is that what matters first is vigorous CPR with the focus on getting quality compressions. Make sure help is on the way and go to work and ask other bystanders to spell you because you will tire quickly.
Woman ‘spontaneously’ revives after 45 minutes without a pulse