A STOCKTON woman has been reunited with the medical teams who 'performed a miracle' in saving her life following a heart attack at home.

Sue Wilkinson, 69, had been enjoying coffee with friends in July when she started to feel unwell.

She said: “I had said to the girls that I had a lot of pain in my back but we’re all always moaning about pain, so it got left as that and then we had a wander around Poundland.”

But on returning home from the trip, Mrs Wilkinson fainted. Her partner Alastair Wright called 999, prompting an urgent response from North East Ambulance Service, the Great North Air Ambulance Service and a CIPHER Medical ambulance crew.

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Mrs Wilkinson’s condition had quickly deteriorated to the point that her heart had stopped beating.

She said: “That’s when they performed a miracle on me.”

The retired civil servant was placed in an induced coma on scene and taken to James Cook University Hospital where she stayed for six days. She has since made a full recovery.

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