I do not know what metric they used to decide I was dead 3 times in 2010. I do know that they iced my head and body to lower my temprature during surgery and the restoration of life.
Death is the final outcome for 100 percent of patients. But there’s growing evidence that revival is possible for at least some patients whose hearts and lungs have stopped working for many minutes, even hours. And brain death – when the brain irreversibly ceases function — is also proving less open and shut.