Mental health care post-cardiac arrest with Liz Sharpe

In episode #36, Paul talks with mental health counsellor and therapist Liz Sharpe.

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Through her business Live Your LIfe Therapies, Liz helps people deal with various mental health issues including dealing with trauma.

Liz presented a well-received practical workshop at the Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK Guinness World Record Attempt which led her to go on and work at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre treating patients as part of the Care After REsuscitation clinic.

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A great chat about mental health care with some great practical tips that anyone can use.

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Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson.

Recorded January 2020. 

Lives before profit with the HeartHero disruptive AED

In episode #35, Paul talks with Gary Montague, who went from being in the CIA to the CEO of start-up HeartHero, who want to disrupt the market with their new Automated External Defibrillator called Elliott.

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Gary talks about his childhood which ultimately is the motivation for starting this journey and he runs us through how he has gone from nothing to the position where they have a viable device which is ready for official testing and approval. An engrossing look into the world of defibrillators and how their device is attempting to bring AED’s into the 21st Century.

The device is being targetted as a “Lifestyle” device and will be small, stylish, use off-the-shelf batteries and feature technologies such as smartphone integration, GPS tracking, automated emergency services calling and they aim to build the highest-quality and least-expensive AED on the market. If they achieve their aim they will perhaps disrupt the market place for the greater good.

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

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 by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson.

Recorded January 2020. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for cardiac patients

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a serious concern for all of society but more so for those who have a health condition such as chronic heart disease or chronic respiratory disease.

See this gov.uk page for a full list of conditions.

For general health information related to the virus see the NHS page.

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It is a scary time for everyone and knowledge can be key in keeping oneself safe. Below is a selection of well-regarded sources of information on the Coronavirus and how it affects patients with heart conditions.

For information from the British Heart Foundation click here or the logo below.

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And also from the American Heart Association

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World-leading cardiologist, Professor Bob Graham, discusses coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact those living with cardiovascular disease and pre-existing heart conditions. Transcript available. Topics include…

  • How does coronavirus affect the heart?
  • Who is a greater risk when contracting coronavirus?
  • Preventative measures
  • Medical research into COVID-19

And from MedLifeCrisis aka British Cardiologist Dr Rohin Francis, who likes to put his own spin on things (with bad jokes!)