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"Hosni Mubarak is clinically dead,'' the official MENA news agency reported. "Medical sources told MENA his heart had stopped beating and did not respond to defibrillation.'' However the General Mamdouh Shahin of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said the reports were incorrect. "He is not clinically dead as reported, but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition," Shahin told CNN. A military source told Reuters Mubarak was in a coma and was on an artificial respirator.
Originally posted by whatnext21
i guess only the medical staff know for sure. Is there a reason they would want to bring him back?
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
Originally posted by knoledgeispower
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
reply to post by ModernAcademia
Yes, apparently he is still alive although it doesn't look like it's for long:
CAIRO -- Egypt's state news agency said Tuesday that Hosni Mubarak has suffered a stroke, and prison officials said he is likely to be moved out of his prison hospital to a military facility nearby.
State TV said the 84-year-old ousted president, who is serving a life prison sentence, was in a "critical" condition and has been placed on a respirator. The state news agency MENA said earlier Mubarak's heart stopped and a defibrillator was used to restart it.
It later reported that the prison authority has called in his doctors to treat his stroke in "a fast deterioration of his health" and that they were giving him medications to break up blood clots.
A prison official said doctors reported that Mubarak has fallen unconscious. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. He said the prison authorities are considering moving him to the military hospital nearby in Maadi, a suburb near Torah Prison where he is held.
I don't know how you got that from what the article actually says:
CAIRO -- Egypt's state-run news agency said ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak is "clinically dead" after he suffered a stroke, though other top officials said he was in critical condition but remained alive.
MENA, the state news agency, said doctors were unable to revive Mubarak with a defibrillator.
An Interior Ministry spokesman said Mubarak has been moved from prison to a military hospital after he suffered a stroke and his condition rapidly worsened.
The spokesman, Alaa Mahmoud, said the 84-year-old Mubarak was moved by ambulance from the hospital in Torah Prison to nearby Maadi Hospital in southern Cairo. The military facility is where Mubarak's predecessor Anwar Sadat was declared dead after being shot by Islamic extremists in 1981.
Earlier, the state news agency said Mubarak's health condition rapidly deteriorated, when he suffered a stroke and his heart stopped briefly. Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison on June 2 for failing to stop the killing of protesters in last year's uprising that led to his ouster.
The two articles are conflicting. One says he's clinically dead the other says he's in critical condition. One says the use of the defibrillator was unsuccessful the other says it was successful. The article I posted above also says that they are giving him medication to break up blood clots (probably something you wouldn't want to bother with if someone was dead).
See my highlight in the article I posted (with link). That's how I got that from the article.edit on 19/6/2012 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)