Paul talks with consultant cardiologist Dr Tom Keeble, about building a better future for cardiac arrest survival with a number of recent projects he has been working on: the Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK #NotAlone event, the International Task force for Cardiac Arrest Recovery (ITCAR), Heartwize Essex and the forthcoming video #WhatJackDid aimed at encouraging teenagers to engage in CPR.
Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded October 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.