Experience Description

They were performing an angioplasty on me and they had entered via radial. I was feeling an intense pain in my chest and I was feeling the movement of the guide of the angioplasty in my whole arm and chest. I felt that it was better to relax in order not to feel the pain. Suddenly, I feel a sensation like zapping, and, as if somebody had changed the channel, I was in a place poorly lit with light in the background. There were people but I couldn't precisely tell who they were; it was like a reunion. I was feeling a calm and deep peace, and no pain. I was close to some people but, and I repeat, I didn't know who they were. Sharply, they took me out of there, and again, as if someone had changed the channel, I see the cardiologist doing the external cardiac massage.

To tell you the truth, I got scared there and I realized that I had had a cardiac arrest and I asked the doctor. I really consider myself very fortunate to have a second chance in this life.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 5/03/12

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Heart attack Clinical death (cessation of breathing or heart function or brain function) Para cardio respiratorio durante una angioplastia. Asistolia que revirtio con una RCP y administracion de atropina y sali del paro cardiaco. The cardiologist that was performing the angioplasty told me that I had suffered a systole, or a cardiac arrest, and that he started to reanimate me immediately. I calculate that everything must have been very fast after they administered atropine and the sinus rhythm started. I consider myself very lucky to be alive.

How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful

Did you feel separated from your body? No No

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness I was always conscious.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? I was always conscious.

Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning

Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid

Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes There was people but I cannot say who they were. It was like a reunion.

The experience included: Darkness

The experience included: Light

Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin

Did you see an unearthly light? Uncertain There was something more illuminated in the back from where I was. It was not an intense light.

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace, intense peace, I would say even a feeling of happiness, of being fulfilled, satiated.

Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness

Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy

Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate

Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No

What is your religion now? Moderate

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin

Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them

Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:

During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No

Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I was in a place of absolute calm, with people I didn’t know, an impressive peace. I was speaking with someone that yet I don’t remember what I was saying. Suddenly they took me out of there and I woke up with the CPR.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Have you ever shared this experience with others? No

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No

What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real I didn’t notice a difference with the reality I live day by day.

What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? No