Paris: People who have "near-deathexperiences," such as flashing lights, feelings of peace andjoy and divine encounters before they pull back from the brinkmay simply have raised levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in theblood, a study suggests. Near-death experiences (NDEs) are reported by between 11and 23 per cent of survivors of heart attacks, according toprevious research.
Further work is needed to confirm the findings among alarger sample of patients, say the authors, led by ZalikaKlemenc-Ketis of the University of Maribor. PTI
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