THE family of a nurse who died from a rare heart condition have won a five-year battle for a new inquest.
Nurse Lisa Browne, 27, suffered from Long QT Syndrome - but this was only discovered after the original inquest recorded an open verdict.
Experts could not find a reason why Lisa - whose husband Stuart lives in Lindisfarne Avenue, Little Stanney - died in 1998.
She had been suffering stomach cramps, throat infections, bowel pains and other complaints, but Long QT was never diagnosed while she was alive.
Later tests by Swedish geneticists showed she had the electrical abnormality in her heart.
Long QT is an infrequent hereditary cardiac disorder which can occur in otherwise healthy people, whereby a sudden shock can kill them.
Lisa's parents, Doreen and Terence Harley, of Connah's Quay, said it was in the public interest for a fresh inquest to be called.
Mrs Harley said: 'Neither of us could ever accept that she died for no reason. To put everything in place, we need a death certificate showing the new cause of death.
'It is definitely the case that she had Long QT Syndrome and she died when her alarm clock went off.'
At the High Court in London last week, Mrs Justice Hallett and Mr Justice Nelson told Cheshire coroner Nicholas Rheinberg to hold a new inquest into the death of Lisa, a paediatric nurse at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
In written submissions, barrister Keith Morton said Lisa had been prescribed a drug to counter depression when her Long QT Syndrome was 'misdiagnosed' and this 'could have' exacerbated her condition.
He said relatives of other Long QT Syndrome victims could benefit from 'post-mortem diagnosis' as they, too, could have the disease.
Mr Morton added that if doctors knew the dangers of prescribing drugs that could have a detrimental affect on sufferers, lives could be saved.
No new date was set for the inquest, which will take place in front of Mr Rheinberg.