One week after the heart attack, a large clot developed in his heart, and Hickey fell into a coma for three days.
But Lola Hickey wasn't ready to watch her husband die.
They are alleged to have conspired with others to dispose of an Audi car said to have been used in the shooting at the Hickeys' home.
Jayne Hickey, 31, and son Christian, seven, suffered serious leg injuries when they were shot with a Heckler and Koch P7 semi-automatic pistol after she answered the door of their home in Winton, Salford, on October 12, 2015.
The intended victim was 'probably' Christian's father Chris Hickey who, the court heard, was a friend of an alleged gang leader said to be involved in a spiralling feud with a Salford gang called The A Team.
Prosecutor Paul Greaney QC, as he completed his opening address on Thursday, told the jury two men had gone to the house and the role of one of them, said to be alleged A Team member Carne Thomasson, was to 'flush out' their target by asking Jayne Hickey for her husband.
Mr Hickey is a friend of a Michael Carroll, who the jury heard was the leader of a Salford gang which had been involved in a war with a rival outfit, known as the A-Team, led by a man named as Stephen Britton.
Chris Hickey was at home with his wife and son when there was a knock on their window just before 9.25pm.
Jr and his mother Jayne were blasted in the legs after they answered the door to their house in Winton, Salford, in October 2015.
as Michael Hickey
, 18 at the time, was ordered to be detained indefinitely at Her Majesty's Pleasure.
She said the deduction for saved living expenses had 'outraged' the Hickeys
; two daughters, Maria Hickey
Jacobson and her husband Bruce Jacobson of Princeton and Christina Marie Hickey
of New York City; a son, Thomas Albert Hickey
and his wife Kathleen Hickey
of Boston; his sisters, Mary F.