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Air Ambulance patient “feels brilliant” three years after cardiac arrest

Air Ambulance patient “feels brilliant” three years after cardiac arrest

Three years ago – on 8 November – Keith Mosley (78) of Hasland, Chesterfield had a cardiac arrest during a game of golf.

He was sitting on his golf buggy waiting to play a shot on the 17th fairway at Chesterfield Golf Club when he collapsed and slid to the ground.

Thanks to the speedy response of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, Keith was airlifted to Northern General Hospital in Sheffield where he received lifesaving treatment.

Three years later he says he “feels brilliant” despite recently undergoing an eight-hour operation to remove damaged tissue and muscle from the right side of his heart to improve blood flow.

“I am back playing golf again and I go to the Dicky Tickers heart support group in Chesterfield to keep fit. I have also joined a slimming club to try and lose some weight,” he says.

When Keith suffered the cardiac arrest in 2017 it was discovered he had blood clots in his brain and heart. His condition was touch and go for a while and he was put into an induced coma for five days.

“When my wife arrived at the hospital, she was told to expect the worse, but luckily I came through. The surgeon told me later that the air ambulance getting me to the hospital so quickly saved my life. I wouldn’t be here today without it,” says Keith.

He will be forever grateful to the local air ambulance charity and has raised funds for them and helps as a community volunteer.

He says:

“I am still alive and that’s the most important thing – and it’s all thanks to the air ambulance being available when I needed it. The work they do is absolutely wonderful, and I will never be able to thank them enough for saving my life.”

“My wife and I have always supported the charity but now it is really close to my heart – literally!”

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