The ultimate survivor with Jonathan Jenkyn

Jonathan Jenkyn tell his story on episode 45 of the Life After Cardiac Arrest podcast

In episode #45, Paul talks with the very remarkable Jonathan Jenkyn who has not only survived a sudden cardiac arrest but also a potentially fatal kidney condition and he has recently beaten an aggressive form of cancer.

Jonathan maybe extremely unlucky in having had the Grim Reaper have 3 attempts at him, and although he defeated this wiley foe he did not escape entirely unscathed from the experiences.

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However, he is wiser and more upbeat than many and has a positive outlook and attitude to life that many of us would do well to take note of. He takes us through both his cancer and cardiac arrest experiences, his running, his loss of ability to play the guitar, the benefits of giving back and he imparts some very interesting information about ICD’s along the way.

He also compares the two experiences and the impact that they have had on him and his family.

An amazing story of survival, told in an eloquent and engaging way from someone who has earned the right to the accolade of “the ultimate survivor.”

An essential listen to survivors of all types and beyond!

P.S. A few days after recording this episode Jonathan fulfilled one of his bucket list by recording a song with his daughter and he released it on Youtube, it’s rather good and will inspire all those who may have lost some musical ability after an event like an SCA.

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Presented and edited by Paul Swindell.

Recorded May 2020. 

Post arrest cooling with Professor Tobias Cronberg

In episode #44, Paul talks with Professor Tobias Cronberg from Lund University in Sweden who is a consultant in Neurology and has a deep interest in brain injury after a cardiac arrest.

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Professor Cronberg has been working with cooling technologies for over 20 years and is a senior member of the team behind the world wide Targeted Temperature Management 2 (TTM2) trial. The trial is a continuation of the original TTM trial and with almost 2000 patients enrolled, it will supercede it as the largest trial on temperature management as a post-cardiac arrest intervention.

Professor Cronberg talks about the history of cooling and what the study hopes to achieve and where it currently is. A fascinating overview of this intervention that many cardiac arrest patients will have received as part of their treatment.

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

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Presented and edited by Paul Swindell.

Recorded April 2020. 

Tracking cardiac arrest outcomes with Professor Terry Brown

In episode #43, Paul talks with assistant Professor Terry Brown on the out of hospital outcomes registry which is a project conducted by The University of Warwick medical school.

Terry takes us through what the registry is and how it fits in internationally (CARES, EURECA, PAROS), what information they collect and some of the projects that they have been looking at.

From the data they have collated from the 11 ambulance services in England they have produced a number of outputs and have calculated the stats that are commonly quoted such as the survival rate of 8-10%.

Terry also talks about how the data from the registry is helping to shape the future by guiding them on what areas of the country need better coverage of defibrillators and CPR training and how drones may deliver AED’s to needy areas.

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

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If you enjoyed this podcast please do leave a positive review on Apple or other podcast providers as it helps us to spread the word.

Presented and edited by Paul Swindell.

Recorded March 2020.