We’re proud to announce the publishing of our latest leaflet developed in conjunction with Dr Tom Keeble, Dr Marco Mion and Dr Michael Smith – Cognitive problems post-SCA.
Many SCA survivors sustain some degree of brain injury during their event and whilst the resulting sequelae are often described as “mild”, they can be troubling and frustrating at least.
With this leaflet, we look at some of the common issues and provide some answers and reassurance on what to expect.
This is one of a collection of resources developed for us and are available on our publications page.
You can flick through the pdf below or download it here.SCA_Cognitive_Problems-booklet_v3i
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.
2 thoughts on “Post-SCA Cognitive problems leaflet published”
No, I’m very anxious & depressed
We’re sorry to hear that James. Anxiety and depression are not uncommon in cardiac arrest survivors and we would suggest that you discuss this with your GP and/or cardiologist.