A young man in dire need of a heart transplant shocked doctors and loved ones alike when his failing heart mended itself, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
Michael Crowe, 23, was admitted to a Nebraska hospital last month with a life-threatening heart problem. Suffering from acute myocarditis (an inflammation of the heart muscle), Crowe's heart was functioning at only 10 percent efficiency, and his other organs were starting to fail.
Crowe needed a heart transplant. But when doctors found a match, Crowe was diagnosed with blood poisoning, and the transplant was deemed too risky, the World-Herald reports.
But it was then, doctors say, that a "miracle" occurred.
An hour after the crushing diagnosis, Dr. Eugenia Raichlin, a heart failure and transplant physician, noticed that Crowe's blood pressure was up -- something that, as Fox News notes, would be "impossible if he was relying solely on the heart-lung machine, which keeps blood pressure steady."
An ultrasound soon revealed that the left chamber of Crowe’s heart was working normally again. Just a few days later, it started working on its own. Incredibly, an MRI scan found no permanent damage or scars.
According to a post on social networking site Caring Bridge, the young man is now out of the hospital and is recuperating at home. He is said to be "doing well" and "feeling a little stronger everyday."
Crowe's family has credited the "exceptional medical care Michael received and the amazing power of prayer" as being two major factors behind the young man's recovery.
This is not the first time that doctors have been floored by "medical miracles." Click through this slideshow for ten miracle babies who defied the odds:
Olive Rutowski, Born At 23 Weeks
Olive was born prematurely at just 23 weeks and after several medical complications, was finally sent home from the hospital in time for her first birthday. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/17/olive-rutkowski-miracle-baby_n_1797485.html" target="_hplink"> <em>How Olive was finally able to be reunited with her mom. </em></a>
Luz Milagros Veron, Once Sent To The Morgue
Luz Milagros Veron was born three months prematurely and doctors said she showed no signs of life. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/09/luz-milagros-veron-morgue_n_1761905.html" target="_hplink"><em>What her parents did to save her. </em></a>
Cohan Jones, One Pound At Birth
Doctors told Cohan's mom, Alex, that her daughter would be stillborn. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/04/uk-mom-stillborn-baby-alive_n_1647737.html" target="_hplink"><em>What happened when Cohan was delivered. </em></a>
Adam Cheshire, Born With Meningitis
When Adam was born, he was placed in a medical coma and doctors told his parents to prepare for the worst. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/adam-cheshire-meningitis-_n_1706529.html?utm_hp_ref=parents-babies" target="_hplink">Mom's miraculous act revived her son.</a>
Kenna Moore, Born Smaller Than A Soda Can
Kenna was born 24 weeks into her mother's pregnancy and weighed only 9.6 ounces. <em><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/kenna-moore-tiny-baby-home-from-hospital_n_1668107.html?utm_hp_ref=parents-babies" target="_hplink">What mom explained in her book. </a></em>
Ashlynn Flores, Stopped Breathing At 3 Months
One night, Ashlynn stopped breathing while her mom, Ashley, was feeding her. <em><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/22/ashley-sanchez-mom-saves-baby_n_1536670.html?utm_hp_ref=parents-babies" target="_hplink">How Ashley saved her daughter and doctors called her a hero.</a> </em>
Nicholas And Alexander Bolden, Born After Mom Stays On Respirator For A Month
Mom, Christine Bolden was brain dead from aneurysms, but doctors kept her on a respirator for a month so that her twins could develop. They were born prematurely at 25 weeks. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/23/nicholas-and-alexander-bolden_n_1446588.html" target="_hplink"><em>Christine didn't survive, but relatives said they'll "have something of hers."</em></a>
Ayden Vargas, Born To Kidney Transplant Recipient
Nilda Vargas learned that her kidneys were failing and was put on dialysis in 2008. Her disease meant she had a very small chance of becoming a mom. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/03/nilda-vargas-kidney-recipient_n_1181256.html" target="_hplink"><em>Family member donated kidney and Nilda gave birth in 2012.</em></a>
Harris Telfer, Born To Cancer Survivor
Madeleine Telfer beat cancer twice, but doctors told her she was infertile because of her treatment. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/01/madeleine-telfer-leukemia_n_1247563.html" target="_hplink"><em>She found out she was pregnant two later. </em></a>
Jamie Ogg, Pronounced Dead At Birth
Kate Ogg their delivered her son prematurely at 27 weeks. He was pronounced dead and his parents kissed him goodbye <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/09/jamie-ogg-back-to-life_n_1333297.html" target="_hplink"><em>Five minutes later, something miraculous happened. </em></a>
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