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After barbiturate overdose, can you be revived with a defibrillator?

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  • Posted By: samhiggins
  • April 10, 2013
  • 05:56 AM

So today I met someone who said that they technically "commited suicide" because they overdosed on barbiturates and their heart stopped for a full minute, but then their heart started again after the doctors used a defibrillator, and they recovered. Apparently this person lies a lot and I'm just wondering if this can possibly be true.


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