Putting dying people into suspended animation could save their lives

When a person has received a serious knife or gunshot wound, the time to save him is measured in minutes. If the doctors manage to stop the bleeding in time and transfuse blood, everything can end well. But what if the circumstances are not so favorable? At the Presbyterian Hospital of Pittsburgh, a method has been developed for introducing the victim into the state of suspended animation, that is, when, as they say, he is neither alive nor dead.

The task of doctors in this case is to replace the patient's blood with cold saline solution within 15 minutes. At the same time, the body temperature will drop to 10 degrees Celsius, which will lead to an almost complete cessation of the activity of the body cells, but at the same time the person remains alive. The victim can stay in this state for up to two hours. This is enough to bring a person back to life.

The new technique has already been successfully tested in pigs. Now doctors from Pittsburgh are awaiting a suitable opportunity to test the technology on a person and save his life with suspended animation.