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I was dead for an hour; Brought back after heart stops for 70 minutes.

Byline: KATIE DAVIES

MIRACLE man David Binks came back from the dead - after an astonishing 70 minutes.

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 saved him when his heart stopped beating for one hour and 10 minutes.

The rescue started when David went into cardiac arrest cardiac arrest
n.
Abbr. CA A sudden cessation of cardiac function, resulting in loss of effective circulation.


Cardiac arrest
A condition in which the heart stops functioning.
 at his home in Houghton-le-Spring In a desperate bid to revive him, Lynette began CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Definition

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure to support and maintain breathing and circulation for a person who has stopped breathing (respiratory arrest) and/or whose heart has stopped (cardiac
, which medics say saved David.

Paramedics and then hospital staff continued the resuscitation resuscitation /re·sus·ci·ta·tion/ (-sus?i-ta´shun) restoration to life of one apparently dead.

cardiopulmonary resuscitation
 and shocked him 16 times before his heartbeat returned.

Today, as David, a former groundsman recovers at home, his family have told of the rescue, on March 10.

Mum-of-one Lynette, 22, a former care worker, said: "David was David Was (born David Weiss, 26 October 1952, Detroit) is, with his stage-brother Don Was, the founder of the influential 1980s pop group, Was (Not Was).

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 asleep next to me but I woke up and he was gasping for breath and wasn't responding.

I just started shaking him.

I knew he had stopped breathing and his heart wasn't beating and I just called for an ambulance.

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"I just thought that was it. I thought we'd lost him. It wasn't until he got to the hospital that we got him back."

Following the attack David spent five days on a ventilator in the intensive care unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital before spending a further 11 days on a ward and two days at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital The Freeman Hospital is an 800-bed tertiary referral centre in Newcastle, England.

The hospital is run by the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust and is a teaching hospital for the University of Newcastle upon Tyne medical school.
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His family, including his two little girls Georgia, seven, and Ella, one, were told to brace themselves for the worst as it was extremely likely David would be left brain damaged.

But the dad-of-two amazed medics with his recovery.

Lynette said: "They said that if David was to wake up he would suffer brain damage but they didn't know what the extent would be because he was out for so long. I just couldn't believe it when he woke up. He's been so lucky."

Despite undergoing a series of tests at the Freeman it is not known what caused his heart to stop.

However David has since been told his case was similar to Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed during the Spurs-Bolton match last year.

He said: "I just went to bed on the Saturday night and I can't remember anything after that until I woke up in hospital. I didn't believe everyone when they told me I'd had a heart attack. I just couldn't believe it. I've been so lucky.

"When they carried out tests at the Freeman they couldn't find anything wrong with me."

David's mum Beverley, a florist, has praised the North East Ambulance service The North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in North East England, covering the counties of County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear and the boroughs of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and .

She said: "I can't thank the three paramedics and Lynette enough - they saved my David and I owe everything to them. The doctors have told me he was technically dead for one hour and ten minutes. I thank God his partner Lynette was there with him when it happened. If she wasn't he probably would not have been with us now."

Paramedics Vicky Adamson, Gail Savage and Karen Millican were called to the scene.

Vicky said: "I don't think any of us expected to be told that three days later David would be out of his hospital bed. Shocked is an understatement.

It's results like this that make our jobs so rewarding."

His partner, paramedics and hospital saved his life EVERY year in the UK 60,000 people suffer cardiac arrest - yet only 7% survive.

Head of the cardiac department, at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital Dr Ian Purcell said starting CPR quickly is the key to survival.

The cardiologist believes Lynette saved David's life.

He said: "Had she not started CPR when she did he would probably have not been here today.

"The partner, the paramedics and the hospital staff, involved here deserve a lot of credit."

Previously doctors believed after 20 minutes of resuscitation the chances of survival were very low but in the last year they have received information that suggests the survival rate increases after the 20-minute mark.

Dr Purcell added: "It does help that this man was young, fit and healthy. Other groups of people who do well in these situations are children. A lot of young children can survive this."

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