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From: Brad Paul
I experienced a flatline for 45 seconds. I had gone to the ER for a gallbladder attack. The pain was tremendous in my upper chest area; thus, I was hooked up to a heart monitor. I was sitting on the side of the bed while two IV lines were put in. All of sudden, I felt really sick. Then, I passed out. A code blue was called because I had flatlined; however, the ER doctor waited (no paddles and no injections) and within 45 seconds my heart started again on its own. For those 45 seconds, I was in total peace drifting in a white cloud. When I awoke, I was greeted by the code blue team and family. A cardiologist felt the combination of gallbladder pain, 2- IV punctures, and sitting on the side of the bed caused the vaso vagal response. Full check of my heart indicated all was normal. Gallbladder was removed, and all seems well.