Exploring the Experience of Children Who Have Provided Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Impact of CPR Training

Providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during a cardiac emergency can be an unsettling and even traumatic experience. As CPR training becomes more prevalent in schools, it’s crucial that we understand the potential psychological impact on children and teens. I am part of a new research study from King’s College London that aims to explore the experiences … Read more

Understanding and Overcoming Cardiophobia after Cardiac Arrest

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Surviving a sudden cardiac arrest can be terrifying. After such a traumatic experience, ongoing fears about your heart health are entirely understandable. This excessive, persistent worry has a name – cardiophobia. In the dimly lit confines of his apartment, Mark sat hunched over his laptop, his fingers hovering over the keyboard with trepidation. The screen … Read more

Cautiously Returning to Sports After Cardiac Arrest

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For many cardiac arrest survivors, sports and outdoor activities were a major part of life before their cardiac event. The thought of permanently eliminating these passions can be incredibly disheartening. However, with a thoughtful approach and over time, some activities may become possible to enjoy again – especially as your confidence builds. Assessing Your Risks … Read more