Spring bok to work with Willem Pretorius

In episode 24 Paul talks with likeable South African and cardiac arrest survivor Willem Pretorius about his ups and downs post arrest.

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Like an estimated quarter of survivors he lost his job after his event and struggled to get his life back to an even keel.

Willem talks about his struggles, running, occupational therapy sessions and how becoming a member of SCA UK has helped his recovery such that he has recently got himself back into the workforce.

Available to listen on the link below or Spotify, Apple , Google and your favourite podcast player.

Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded November 2019

Survivor Jasmine Wylie on LQTS and being a community leader

Paul talks with cardiac arrest survivor Jasmine Wylie who is a patient advocate and online community leader.

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Jasmine talks about her cardiac arrest which was at the young age of 24 and was caused by Long QT Syndrome (LQTS).

She goes over her recovery and some of the things she has learned in the 10 years since her event. She talks about her subsequent work as a patient advocate where she helps others on the road to recovery via online communities and beyond.

Available to listen on the link below or Spotify, Apple , Google and your favourite podcast player.

Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded October 2019

Sequelae, common issues post cardiac arrest

In episode #022 Paul talks about cardiac arrest sequelae.

Sequelae is not a word that many people are familiar with, and even though it is very pertinent to sudden cardiac arrest survivors it’s probably not one they would have heard of before. It simply means a condition which is the consequence of a previous disease or injury and in survivors this could be down to a number of factors.

Many survivors report having a wide range of “symptoms” post arrest and often it is not clear or explained as to why they happen. Paul talks about the impact that anoxia/hypoxia can have on the brain and the issues that it can cause and the results of a survey which shows the most common issues experienced by the members of Sudden Cardiuac Arrest UK.

More information on this subject can be found on our Sequelae page.

Available to listen on the link below or Spotify, Apple , Google and your favourite podcast player.

Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded October 2019