Improving Recovery after an SCA & ICD Implantation with the SCT Intervention

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Surviving a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can be a traumatic experience that affects both physical and psychological well-being. In a recent study published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, researchers investigated the effectiveness of a social cognitive theory (SCT) intervention in improving the recovery of SCA survivors and other arrhythmia patients who received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator … Read more

Defibrillators All Party Parliamentary Group

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Last week I was invited to give evidence at a Defibrillators All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) meeting. This UK parliament group’s remit is… “To provide a forum for parliamentary discussion on the issues surrounding sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and defibrillators, whilst providing evidence-based solutions to improve the survival rate of SCA.” This session was … Read more

The Psychological Effects of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Millions of people watched in horror as Damar Hamlin, a young and healthy NFL player, suddenly collapsed during a game. Although we have learned a great deal about the causes and risk factors of sudden cardiac arrest, one important aspect of this event remains under-discussed: the psychological effects of cardiac arrest. This life-threatening event can … Read more