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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:03 AM

Can you be'dead for 78 minutes?

The more details that emerge about Fabrice Muamba, the more amazing his story becomes.

The latest has seen the Bolton footballer labelled the "miracle man".

The 23-year-old collapsed on the pitch during the FA Cup tie against Tottenham at 18:13 GMT on Saturday, but it was not until 19:31 that his heart started working again.

He was - according to Bolton's club doctor - "in effect dead" during that 78 minutes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17474789

Timeline of events here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17469449

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Reply Can you be'dead for 78 minutes? (Original post)
dipsydoodle Mar 2012 OP
Myrina Mar 2012 #1
dipsydoodle Mar 2012 #3
elleng Mar 2012 #7
DFW Mar 2012 #2
Ecumenist Mar 2012 #4
samsingh Mar 2012 #6
Ecumenist Mar 2012 #8
samsingh Mar 2012 #10
TheMastersNemesis Mar 2012 #5
Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #9

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:06 AM

1. So, theoretically, if one is 'legally dead' for 78 minutes ...

.... are they then freed of all financial/contractual obligations etc since they're, well, dead?


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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:10 AM

3. I'm not quite sure

that death does completely free those obligations to the estate.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:35 PM

7. Sure, for 78 minutes!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:09 AM

2. Actually, lots of people are dead for 78 minutes

It's just that most people who are dead for 78 minutes remain that way.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:45 AM

4. I think it's possible...I was for 45 minutes in 1998...

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:52 AM

6. did you experience a near death experience?

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Response to samsingh (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:43 PM

8. Yep, I had 3 of them and I was able to describe and see something in the OR that I

shouldn't have been able to see an wasn't supposed to be there.

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:17 PM

10. that would be an amazing story to hear

do you mind revealing more details?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:46 AM

5. Even More Amazing

We have all kinds of people walking around who are dead and have been that way for years maybe even at birth they are called Republican politicians. Brain dead that is.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:43 PM

9. He was never dead,

he was just almost dead.



Thanks for the thread, dipsydoodle.

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