Man Revived 45 Minutes After Heart Stopped

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (August 23, 2013)—Doctors in southwest Ohio say they were stunned when a man revived 45 minutes after his heart stopped beating and he was declared dead.

Nurses were preparing diesel mechanic Tony Yahle, 37, to be seen by family members when he began to show signs of life, doctors said.

The West Carrollton resident's cardiologist, Dr. Raja Nazir, said Yahle has been a topic of discussion among doctors.

The man’s teenage son Lawrence said he spoke to his father as he lay dead and told him he wasn't going to die that day.

The teenager said his father revived shortly after.

“He "went from hopeless to hope in an instant,” the teen said.

Tony Yahle says "nobody really has an explanation."

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