Sanjay Gupta was recently on Good Morning America who also posted an excerpt of his new book, Cheating Death, on their website:
PrologueI don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. —Woody Allen
I'm going to let you in on a little secret: When the heart stops beating, it's not the end. In fact, you might say that your troubles have only just begun. As it turns out, life and death is not a black-and-white issue. There is a gray zone—a faint no-man's-land where you are neither truly dead nor actually alive. In order to control it, in order to cheat death, we have to fi rst better understand it.