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'I've often been called to the morgue to do resus' says ER doctor

News that a woman who had been declared dead but later woke up in a morgue in Gauteng made international headlines this week.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash but later showed signs of life while at the mortuary.

Understandably, questions have been asked as to how such a thing could have happened.

Emergency medicine specialist, Dr Charl van Loggernberg joined Cape Talk's Sara-Jayne King to explain.

The clinical diagnosis of declaration of death is quite challenging.

Dr Charl van Loggernberg, emergency medical specialist

The features that allow us clinically to declare dead are quite complex, the human body can sometimes mask those depending on the situation.

Dr Charl van Loggernberg, emergency medical specialist

On a number of occasions I've been called to the morgue for resuscitations.

Dr Charl van Loggernberg, emergency medical specialist

The woman is said to be recovering in hospital and an investigation is being carried out by the ambulance service.

Listen to the full interview here:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'I've often been called to the morgue to do resus' says ER doctor


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