A man who suffered a cardiac arrest in hospital is expected to make a full recovery.
The man, who has not been named, was brought to hospital on Thursday after suffering a cardiac episode at home in Melbourne’s south-east.
He was in critical condition for nearly a week.
The incident happened on February 25 when a man collapsed in his home and died.
His wife was then taken to hospital for treatment.
A post-mortem examination revealed the man had a massive heart attack and a massive pulmonary embolism.
His family are devastated by the events and want answers.
“The family is devastated by this terrible tragedy,” Dr Richard Aikens said.
“He was a loving husband and father who was a father of four and a man who was committed to the care of his family.”
Dr Aikons is a paediatrics consultant at the Children’s Hospital of Western Australia.
He is the author of the book What a Difference Two Weeks Make: Two Weeks of Hospitalisation for A Pediatric Emergency.
“It is not a happy event, it is very difficult to go through,” he said.
Dr Aiken said it was important to note that the man’s condition was not life-threatening.
“In most cases, we expect to have a cardiac event in the first week or so after we’ve seen someone with a cardiac issue,” he explained.
“So this was not a life-or-death situation.”
The man’s wife, who was taken to the hospital for observation, has been discharged.
He has been placed on a ventilator and is due to return to work in two weeks.