“Miracle” toddler reunited with paramedics and doctor who saved his life after his heart stopped for SIX minutesKai suffers from heart condition almost unheard of among children
The disorder, which causes the heart to beat in a severely abnormal rhythm, is rare in adults and almost unheard of in children.
The muscles in the lower chamber of the heart begin to randomly twitch which causes blood to stay in the heart when it should be pumped around the body.
Following the attack his distraught parents rang 999 and the East of England ambulance service were called to the scene.
Miracle: Helicopter paramedic Jemma Varela (left) and Dr Richard Lyon (right) with three-year-old Kai Clark and his family, mother Kelly Clark and father Philip Clark, brother nine-year-old Josh and baby Caitlin
A team of paramedics rushed to the youngster”s side and managed to resuscitate him.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance Service were then called and put Kai into an induced coma, before flying him to Addenbrooke”s Hospital, Cambs.
He was later transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.
The youngster was kept in hospital for five weeks and treated by specialist medical staff.
Doctor Rich Lyon who treated Kai on his way to hospital said: “It is very rare for such a young child to have a heart attack.
“I have never ever heard of such a young child suffering from Ventricular Fibrillation it is incredibly rare.
“In fact Kai has become somewhat of a medical mystery. It”s fantastic to see Kai doing so well.”
During the emotional reunion at Cambridge Airport Kai along with his father Phillip, 42, and siblings Josh and Kaitlin met members of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service.
While he was there the youngster was given the tour of the helicopter that saved his life and was allowed to play in the cockpit.