In episode #007 Paul talks with consultant cardiologist Dr Tom Keeble, about beta blockers and other medications that cardiac arrest survivors and other cardiac patients might be prescribed with. The conversation touches on what beta blockers are, what they do, why they are commonly prescribed, dosages, activities and side affects such as tiredness. Additionally, Dr Keeble talks about the common medication protocol for those who have experienced a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and explains what each medication is aiming to do. If you suffer from hay fever you may be interested also in his explanation of anti-histamines and the variability of their use in cardiac patients.
Dr Keeble is a consultant cardiologist and researcher at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southend Hospital and Anglia Ruskin University. In episode #002 of the show he talked about his work with cardiac arrest survivors and his CARE (Care After Resuscitation programme).
Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded July 2019
After our first meet-up in February 2015, I realised I was not alone. It was the first time since my cardiac arrest the previous year that I had spoken face-to-face with someone who had experienced what I had. This was also true for my wife, who also happened to be my lifesaver. From that meet-up, the idea of SCA UK was born. Since then, we have achieved a considerable amount, primarily providing information, resources and support to others in a similar situation but also raising the profile of survivorship and the need for better post-discharge care. We are starting to get traction in this, and with the formation of the charity, I genuinely believe we have a bright future ahead and will make a significant difference in the lives of many who join our ranks.