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Broward Health News

Friday Apr. 30, 2021
One Year Later, Near Fatal Attack Patient Returns to Hospital to Thank Caregivers

Coral Springs, Florida -- With much appreciation, Parkland resident Lisette Caro, 50, and her family paid a visit to Broward Health Coral Springs to reunite with doctors and nurses, but this time with happy tears of gratitude for saving her life. 

Caro was brought in to Broward Health Coral Springs’ Emergency Department last year in full cardiac arrest. Her 14-year-old daughter performed CPR that bought Caro time to get the medical care she needed. A full medical team worked on her with aggressive treatment trying to save her life. 

Gary Lai, D.O., Chief of Emergency Medicine at Broward Health Coral Springs, recalls this as a moment in his medical career that he will never forget. “What stands out to me most is the miraculous turn around that she made,” he said. “Once we were able to get her family at her bedside, it really was a miracle how she turned around. She has amazing kids who were able to jump into action and save mom.” 

Caro said that she never thought she’d suffer a cardiac incident, because “my blood pressure was usually low, I don’t have history of cardiac disease in my family, and I never had a problem with my heart. It was very unexpected.”

Today, Caro says she appreciates and loves her family a little more after beating the odds.

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