British hiker survives six-hour cardiac arrest in ‘exceptional’ case: Spanish doctor

From Reuters:

A 34-year-old British hiker was revived in Spain after a six-hour cardiac arrest brought on by severe hypothermia, with the low mountain temperatures that made her ill also helping to save her life in what a doctor described as an “exceptional case”.

Audrey Mash’s ordeal began on Nov. 3 when she and her husband were out hiking in the Catalan Pyrenees. As the weather took a turn for the worse, Mash, who lives in Barcelona, began experiencing trouble speaking and moving.

The doctors at Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron Hospital said she had suffered the longest documented cardiac arrest in Spain. “It’s an exceptional case in the world,” doctor Eduard Argudo told reporters on Thursday.

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