A man with a stroke was placed in a medically induced coma after being placed in an oxygen-filled room, a medical team said on Friday.
The hospital declined to provide further details, but it said that the patient, an Ohio resident, had a history of heart attacks and pulmonary embolisms.
He was on a ventilator.
The Ohio Department of Health said the patient was taken to Cleveland Clinic Medical Center in the city’s north side, and that the team began to perform CPR and monitor his heart.
The patient, who was conscious and speaking, was transferred to the hospital’s emergency department, where he was given oxygen and kept breathing for several minutes, according to a statement from the Ohio Department, which oversees the hospital.
He was declared dead at 1:16 p.m.
ET, according the statement from Cleveland Clinic.