The woman had been rushed to the Rafeal Uribe Uribe clinic on Monday for emergency treatment for complications related to multiple sclerosis. After suffering organ failure, and following several attempts at resuscitation by doctors, she was pronounced dead the following day.
Hours later, after the woman’s body had been taken to a funeral home to be prepared for burial, the woman’s doctor Miguel Angel Saavedra received a telephone call saying that the she was in fact breathing and moving.
Doctors identified the case as Lazarus Syndrome – a spontaneous return of circulation in the body after clinical death – one of only 38 cases ever recorded.
After the ordeal the woman was returned to the hospital were she is currently receiving treatment for her condition.