A canoeist with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Clinically Dies 36 Times a Year Only to Revive Again

A canoeist with an uncommon heart condition has been affirmed clinically dead 36 times in a year, Daily Mail reports.

Sarah Brautigam, 21, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, has been near to death many times because of a suffering, which makes her heart quit thumping – and said that every time her listening ability is the thing gone.

The previous Great Britain canoeist saw her life flipped around four years back when she was diagnosed with a condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.

Brautigam, who is to be a burlesque dancer, has quick palpitations that cause her heart to quit thumping and her circulatory strain to tumble to what specialists record as clinically dead.

Once in a while she needs to hold up to 30 minutes for her heart to refill with blood. She likewise endures joint hypermobility disorder, which implies her joints are more inclined to damage and separation.

The two joined brought about her visiting A&E 64 times in that year. Be that as it may Brautigam demanded that she is motivated not to let the conditions keep her down.

She said, “There are signs before it happen – I’ll feel dizzy or sick and really tired and then I feel as though I’m falling asleep. I can hear everything around me and feel as though I’m trying to shout but nothing is coming out. They say when you die your hearing is the last thing to go and that’s been my experience. After an attack I’ll wake up and my chest will be killing and I’m really tired.”

Brautigam said every time her heart stops doctors need to incur torment on her to stun her into returning to life. She can’t be given CPR until her heart has re-loaded with blood.

She said, “When it happens paramedics try and do anything to inflict pain to try and shock me into coming back to life. A lot of the time I’ll wake up with big bruises. On one occasion they ripped an acrylic nail off but that still didn’t make me flinch.”

Brautigam was a canoeing enthusiast who made it to the GB squad and was preparing six days a week when she was diagnosed and her fantasies ‘came crashing down’.

She was told she could no more participate in the game and her fantasies of joining the Naval force were additionally left in wears. Actually not getting a job and being unable to drive were influenced by the condition.



  1. Christopher says

    Needs to be treated for babesiosis! With her active lifestyle a tick bite would have caused this. See a LLMD

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