By Jackson Barron For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 13:45 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 13:51 GMT, 1 March 2020
Doctors have been left stunned after a patient came back to life with no brain damage despite his heart stopping for more than an hour.
Alistair Blake went into cardiac arrest after one of his arteries blocked while sleeping next to his wife Melinda in their Blairgowrie holiday house in Victoria.
Ms Blake woke up to what she thought was her husband snoring at 3am and went to the bathroom before returning to find him blue and unresponsive.
'I knew he was dying, that we were in trouble and I was on my own down at the beach house,' she told The Herald Sun.
Ms Blake had completed a refresher course on her first aid training three weeks prior and sprung into action, commencing CPR on her husband before ambulance and paramedics arrived.
Alistair Blake fell into cardiac arrest while sleeping next to his wife Melinda in their Blairgowrie holiday house in January 2019
They worked on Mr Blake for more than an hour and gave him adrenaline and eight shocks with a defibrillator, but he was