Getting good quality advice and information post-cardiac arrest is not always easy, which is why we have done various podcasts on the very topics that trouble survivors and their families the most.
Here is a selection covering fatigue, memory issues, beta-blockers, sequelae, rehab and help with having an ICD.
Managing Fatigue with fatigue expert Donna Malley
Memory issues with world-renowned clinical neuropsychologist Professor Barbara Wilson OBE
Beta blockers and other medications with consultant cardiologist Dr Tom Keeble
Sequelae, LACA host Paul covers many of the common issues that survivors experience post-arrest
Rehab and post-arrest activity with cardiac fitness expert Angela Hartley
ICD Owners 101, LACA host Paul answers many of the common questions that owners of an ICD have.
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.