Crying Doctor Sees Identical Twin Brother's Heart Stop Beating Amid Coronavirus Recovery Terror | 22 Words

It's a heartwrenching watch...

A twin's worst nightmare came true...

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A doctor had to watch his identical twin brother be rushed into hospital with coronavirus complications.

And the events the followed were even more terrifying.

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We can't imagine what he must have been going through.

Many wouldn't believe that we're still living through a global pandemic...

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But believe it or not, we still are.

The Black Lives Matter movement has been dominating headlines over the last few weeks...

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Which is exactly what should be happening, of course.

But it seems that many people have forgotten that a global pandemic has seized the entire world...

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And even though numbers of infections are steadily dropping in many countries, our country continues to be the worst affected.

There are currently over 2 million actives cases of the virus here in America.

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It just doesn't seem to be phasing people anymore.

Many individuals seem to be forgetting that the virus is passed on through close contact...

Such as coughing, sneezing, and touching things with your bare hands.

This is why many government officials have stressed the importance of wearing facemasks in public spaces...

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Because even though they can't protect a person fully from catching or spreading the virus, they lower that chance significantly.

In many parts of the world, it is now mandatory to wear a form of facial covering in public...

And New York City is one of those places.

But regardless of this...

The number of coronavirus cases continues to steadily rise, with many parts of the country even tightening lockdown restrictions yet again.

It just seems that many of us aren't learning...

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And more and more lives are being put at risk because of this.

Of course, healthcare workers are continuing to work harder than ever to save lives...

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And that's not just here in America... it's happening all around the world where infection rates continue to climb.

In the UK, the most terrifying story has emerged.

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Dr Chris van Tulleken, who was working for on the frontlines of the UK's National Health Service (NHS), received a devastating call about his twin brother.

The infectious diseases doctor has been working at a hospital in central London, returning to medicine after a decade amid the pandemic.

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But he never expected to see his identical twin during this time.

After witnessing the horrifying effects of the virus on patients...

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Dr. Chris' worst nightmare came true when his twin brother Dr Xand, had been rushed to hospital.

Dr. Xand, who has a background in humanitarian medicine, had been displaying the classic symptoms of the virus.

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Including a fever, loss of taste, and a persistent cough.

While recovering from coronavirus, Dr. Xand started suffering from complications.

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Including heart palpitations.

After waking up at 3 am in a panic, Dr. Xand felt incredibly unwell and sick

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The palpitations got so bad that he required urgent medical care.

After running some tests, doctors discover his heart was beating irregularly and his blood pressure was low.

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"It's like my heart is doing a marathon and I'm sat here doing nothing," said Dr. Xand.

Doctors then made the decision to give Dr. Xand a huge electric shock.

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The shock stopped his heart completely with the aim of allowing it to restart naturally.

But for Dr. Chris, watching his twin goes through this was a terrifying ordeal.

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Dr. Chris said that at the time, he wasn't sure his brother's heart would even start again.

"When you're a twin, we're not telepathic, but Xand is half my identity. There's no one I'm closer to," explained Dr. Chris.

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"Oh f***," screams Xand as he is shocked and jolts back on the bed."

After being shocked, Dr Xand. flatlines...

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But, after a few agonizing seconds, his heart restarts again. Dr Chris admitted: "I wasn't expecting the flatline for so long afterwards. It wasn't nice watching it being done."

After waking up, Dr. Xand thanked the staff for saving his life.

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Since the cameras stopped rolling in early May, Dr. Xand has had another episode of extreme heart palpitations and was admitted to hospital again.

The doctors performed the same electric shock treatment...

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And luckily he was discharged the same day.

Watch the terrifying footage below:

We hope that Dr. Xand is doing well and has made a full recovery.