ubiquitin- an article I read said that Ariel Sharon was considered brain dead until scans proved otherwise. Apparently you can’t listen and feel for brain function as you can breathing and pulse. Sam2- I never heard about that. I did not think the heart can last that long without the brain, but even in the case you brought it stopped after two days. It’s over a week since this girl was ruled brain dead, and her heart is still beating. I do not see how she can be considered dead in the eyes of the law.