I’m really proud to have played a part in an article that has just been published in the prestigious medical publication – The Lancet.
It is on a subject that is close to my heart and very much under-appreciated – Brain Injury after Cardiac Arrest. It covers the current state of play from prognostication through to rehabilitation.
I got to work with some of the worlds leading professionals on this subject and it was an honour just to be asked as they have spent their careers working to save people and my only credential was being saved! (Thanks 😘 Tracy, Paul Warwick, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, Essex Cardiothoracic Centre 🙌).
Being in a Neurology journal, it’s not aimed at a layperson but if you want to read it you can do so (free) for the next 50 days.
It includes a synopsis of my story and a reference to Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK.
And if you want more, tomorrow I’ll be publishing a podcast I did with the lead author Professor Tobias Cronberg on prognostication.
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.