Good advice post-cardiac arrest

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.

Available to listen on the links below or on SpotifyApple GoogleYouTube and your favourite podcast player.

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.

The good samaritan with Professor Mark Wilson

In episode #50, the season 2 finale, Paul talks with Professor Mark Wilson who is qualified in both neurology and pre-hospital care and works at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. He is also the co-founder of the GoodSAM platform and app and this is what we talk about today.

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Professor Wilson takes us through the inception of the platform as a way to reduce deaths from cardiac arrest and it’s take-up by many across the UK and further afield. The platform has gained additional services and responsibilities and is being used to manage the NHS Coronavirus Volunteer responders programme.

In just a few years the GoodSAM team have built an enviable platform and reputation and Professor Wilson takes us through what it can do to help those in cardiac arrest and beyond.

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

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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 and edited by Paul Swindell.

Recorded June 2020. 

Saving my father with Mark Holt

In episode #49, Paul talks to son and lifesaver Mark Holt about his father’s cardiac arrest in a remote Lake District pub. Mark takes us through the event that occurred soon after his seemingly fit and healthy father had completed a run and a walk up the Old Man of Coniston.

Just an hour before the event

Mark talks about his work as a carer and how the experience of doing CPR in a medical environment differs from doing it on a family member far away from a hospital. He talks about how it has affected him and his family, his dad’s recovery and how a previous stranger’s cardiac arrest effectively saved his dad’s life.

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

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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 and edited by Paul Swindell.

Recorded June 2020.