Notes from the beginning of the zombie apocalypse:

Three fourths of patients who suffer from cardiac arrest die even though advances in emergency medicine have made it possible to introduce the first reanimation measures long before irreversible organ damage starts. Wide-ranging basic research is absolutely necessary. The Max Planck Society is striving for multidisciplinary reanimation research.

Reanimation involves the resuscitation of body organs after circulatory collapse. The organ that limits successful reanimation of organisms after cardiac arrest is the brain, which is irreversibly damaged after a few minutes without treatment. Other body organs can be reanimated after considerably longer circulatory collapses, as shown by the success of transplantation medicine.

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