WARSAW, August 9 (RIA Novosti) - Doctors in Poland have saved a man with a record blood alcohol level from death, the administration of the southeastern town of Nowa Deba reported on its website.
The man had 13.74 grams of alcohol per 1 liter of blood (1.374 grams per 100 milliliters of blood, % BAC), and survived although even the alcohol content of 5 g per 1 l of blood (0.5 g per 100 ml) may result in a person’s death.
The report said police officers saw the man, aged 40, lying unconscious in a gutter. They called medics, and the man was hospitalized. Doctors diagnosed him with cerebral edema.
It was not immediately clear whether the edema was caused by the record alcohol content in the patient’s organism. Though the man survived, alcohol inflicted irreparable harm to his digestive, nervous and cardiovascular systems.