ONE MORE TIME!
Cardiac arrest husband brought back to life after 68 mins as wife begs for last try with defibrillator
MEDICS saved a cardiac arrest victim they had given up on after 68 minutes when his wife begged them to try a final time.
Chris Hickey, 63, had been defibrillated 11 times and doctors said there was little they could do for him. But desperate wife Sue Davies, 62, pleaded with them to shock him “one more time”. And 13 minutes later doctors found a pulse.
Chris was rushed to hospital and placed in an induced coma to help him recover. The grateful HR boss said: “There must be around 50 people who helped save my life, but right at the top of the pyramid is my wife. It’s awe-inspiring. What more can you do for someone, than what she did? I was 68 minutes and 12 shocks. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Sue, absolutely no doubt.”
Chris collapsed at home in Cheltenham, Glos, and was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary. Doctors believe he suffered sudden adult death syndrome, where the heart’s electrical pathways are disrupted. He was sent home two weeks later with a tiny defibrillator implanted in his chest in case it happens again. Sue urged people to learn CPR, to help save lives. She said: “There’s no magic to it.”
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