Thomasville Times Enterprise


February 4, 2014

‘Inside Edition’ gives bride second shot at special day

THOMASVILLE — Every bride looks forward to her wedding day and the corresponding memories that will last her a lifetime.

A bride with local ties, however, found herself remembering nothing about her ceremony last March because she was rushed to the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest on her wedding night. On Saturday, “Inside Edition” made it possible for her to relive her special day.

Amanda Karth, 26, suffered from short-term memory loss after going into cardiac arrest on her wedding night. She is the neice of Thomasville’s William and Tina Sullivan.

Karth woke her new husband, Cody Karth at around 3:30 a.m. — just 10 hours after becoming his wife — complaining that her left arm hurt. With both of the newlyweds being so young, they never suspected the pain to be related to heart trouble.

Then at 6:45 a.m., Cody found his wife gasping for air. He rolled her over on her left side. She was unresponsive, so he called 911.

Immediately, the operator told him to begin cardio pulminary resucitation. The action saved her life.

As her heart was failing, the paramedics found the new bride in a state known as ventricular fibrillation — a lethal arrhythmia in which the heart beats erratically and fails to pump blood through the body and brain.

Karth’s family had no history of heart problems. While she was planning the wedding, she was working full time at Southwest Florida College in Fort Myers, Fla., to become a medical assistant. She did not feel overly stressed, but now she wonders if she had taken on too much at that time.

An echocardiogram showed her heart returning to a normal function after she spent three days being kept cool and heavily sedated. Her doctors started waking her four days after the incident.

Karth remembered Cody, but not as her husband. She recalled almost nothing of the wedding. Just small bits and pieces were reclaimedover a period of months.

On Saturday, she got another chance to relive the wedding she cannot remember. “Inside Edition” picked up the story and paid for the couple to have another wedding.

Sullivan said, “She had lost her memory and didn’t feel like she was married. It’s so wonderful of them to do this for her. Life is fragile.”

The episode will be aired today on select local channels.

Karth is the daughter of Jack and Betty Hegarty of Sebring, Fla. 

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