The phenomenon of near death from the medical sideIn the near death phenomenon, the doctor may have found signs of death in a patient. A patient is declared dead if:
- The pulse does not beat and the heart stops beating.
- Stop breathing and body temperature decreases.
- The facial muscles look weak and pale.
- Pupils dilate and are not reactive to light.
- There is no response to pain.
Hypothermia can cause the heart rate and pulse to become very weak due to the influence of cold temperatures. Under certain conditions, the heart rate and pulse will be at a point that is too weak, so that it is not detected and someone can be considered dead even though it hasn't.
Post cardiac resuscitation
According to a number of studies, torpor can occur because of a body's response that is too late after someone who is critically ill is given cardiac resuscitation to save his life. Thus, medical personnel assess the action to no avail. After being declared dead, in a short time later the body's response appears, as if rising from the dead.
Hyperkalemia can inhibit the return of heart and lung activity which had stopped or return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). People with hyperkalemia have high levels of potassium in the blood. As a result, the function of nerve cells and muscles in several parts of the body, including the heart, will be disrupted.
In performing cardiac resuscitation, the doctor may use certain medications. But if the drug reacts too late, ROSC or the return of activity and circulation of the heart and lungs will be hampered. As a result, someone who experiences this condition is considered dead.