Ohio man, dead for 45 minutes, suddenly revives

Quote of the Week   —   Posted on August 27, 2013

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Tony Yahle

“A week ago Sunday I died for 35 to 45 min it was bad enough that the doctor pronounced me dead…I would just like to thank everyone who prayed for me and my family over these past 12 days. God has worked more than I can say and no one can say any different… Even the doctors that worked on me say it was God’s work.”
37 year-old Tony Yahle of Ohio, who was declared dead when his heart stopped beating for 45 minutes but then suddenly revived. His stunned doctors can’t find an explanation.  After 45 minutes of trying to revive Yahle, he was officially pronounced dead. Yahle was being prepared by nurses to be seen by his family Aug. 5 when he began to show signs of life, the doctors said. He fully awoke at the hospital five days later, they said.

Cardiologist Dr. Raja Nazir said of his recovery: “In the last 20 years, I’ve never seen anybody who we have pronounced dead … and then for him to come back, I’ve never seen it. Actually, I’ve never heard of it.  I’m calling it a miracle because I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Yahle said at Christ’s Church in Bellbrook that a “miracle happened” when he revived. He said doctors couldn’t find any defects in his heart. He said his doctors’ last guess was that it was all the result of a possible viral infection.  Yahle’s wife Melissa, who is a nurse, noted that after the resuscitation efforts: “He doesn’t have one broken rib, he’s not sore. These are things that just clinically don’t happen.”