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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Is it possible for someone that hasn't had a breath or pulse in the last two or three hours to still be alive?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   No it not possible
Doctor :   Why are asking this question is any one ill
User :   My sister just passed away, but I'm not allowing myself to relax until I'm absolutely possitive that there's nothing more that can be done.
User :   I hear news stories about people waking up under autopsy knifes and things like that, so I was wondering.
Doctor :   I am so sorry?
Doctor :   Are at home
Doctor :   Or hospital
User :   Who? Me or my sister?
Doctor :   Your sister
User :   She was at her house. She's already been evaluated by the ambulance I think, but I just wanted to be sure.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Thank you for your information.
Doctor :   There are chances if we immediately perform CPR within minutes of cardiac arrest.
Doctor :   Or else we dont have any.
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with
User :   No, thank you.
Doctor :   I am sorry for your sister, May her soul rest in peace
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   Thank you for your good wishes and advise.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye
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