A woman who died after a suspected heart attack on the Gold Coast was saved with lifesaving surgery.
A 31-year-old woman, who was visiting Melbourne from Perth, suffered a suspected cardiac arrest and was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition.
She was declared dead at 7:45pm.
The coroner said the woman had suffered a cardiac arrest in a motel in the CBD and was not expected to survive.
An inquest into her death is due to start on Monday.
Her husband, who has a degree in nursing, was a paramedic with the Royal Melbourne Fire Brigade.
He was not in the motel and was the only person in the room with her at the time of the incident.
Witnesses said the suspect had been intoxicated and was trying to force her way into the motel room.
Police said they believed he was on drugs.
Mr Crouch said the couple had lived in the hotel for six months.
“We had an amazing time, we were both excited about it,” he said.
“(The suspect) didn’t have a problem with me or my wife.
I’m just thankful that she’s alive.”