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A NORTH LONDON former executive driver has met the medical team that saved his life after he went into cardiac arrest.

Colin Goff (64) was waiting in a vets surgery in Watford with his wife Janiene when he collapsed and had to be resuscitated with three electric shocks from a defibrillator. He needed a further four shocks to re-start his heart as he was taken to Watford General Hospital.

The retired chauffeur said he had no recollection of the incident and woke up five days later after he had four stents fitted at Harefield Hospital.

Commenting on her husband’s medical emergency, Janiene said:

There was no warning or pain. I put him in the recovery position and realised he had stopped breathing. One of the veterinary nurses started CPR but I have never been so frightened in my life.

The former chauffeur, who has given up smoking since his heart attack, thanked the paramedics who saved his life, Steve Cutler, Lloyd McCarthy and Ricky Kadoo, and said: “This feels like a second birth. I have been given a new lease of life and I am not going to smoke in this one.”

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