Returning to work

Returning to work after a major trauma like a Sudden Cardiac Arrest can be a very difficult thing to gauge and over the years there have been quite a few posts in our group about this subject. Brain injury One of the major issues that SCA survivors have that perhaps many other cardiac patients don’t … Read more

Statins: The Whipping Boys of Cardiac Drug Therapy

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I’m approaching year 8 of breakfasting on atorvastatin. When my GP first explained to me that I’d be taking the medication for the rest of my life, after being diagnosed with cardiac ischemia and atherosclerosis (coronary artery disease), I protested. I bargained with him: “What if I change my diet?” “What if I go vegan?” … Read more

Post-CPR chest pain survey results

Being resuscitated is something that the patient is usually totally oblivious to, and whilst the ramifications of the event can be long term, often the first indication that you have been through something is when you regain consciousness and notice pain your the chest. Of course, if you have received major heart surgery it’s certainly … Read more