An Australian mother was brought back to life after being clinically dead for 42 minutes.
Doctors pronounced 41-year-old Vanessa Tanasio dead soon after she was rushed to a hospital in Melbourne last week, after suffering from a heart attack, according to the Huffington Post.
One of Tanasio’s arteries was completely clogged, and she went into cardiac arrest, according to The Australian.
But doctors were able to revive the mother of two by using a medical device that is the only one of its type in Australia.
The device kept blood flowing to Tanasio’s brain, so doctors were able to unblock her artery and revive her.
"(I used) multiple shocks, multiple medications just to resuscitate her," said Wally Ahmar, a cardiologist at the medical center. "Indeed this is a miracle. I did not expect her to be so well."
Tanasio said the entire experience is surreal to her.
"I remember being on my couch, then the floor, then arriving at hospital, and then two days go missing," she said. "I was dead for nearly an hour and only a week later I feel great."
Tanasio’s case is the first time the medical device has been successfully used at the hospital.