Tracey Duncan

Living with right ventricular outflow tract ventricular tachycardia (RVOT-VT) 2002 was the best season of my career in terms of development; I represented England at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and also Great Britain at the European Championships in Munich, in the 400 metre Hurdles. So, 2 years later I felt ready to qualify for […]

Jenny Justice

Living with Wolff Parkinson White syndrome I had Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) when I was a child. I remember waking up because my heart would start beating very rapidly and for about 2 or 3 years my parents thought I was exaggerating when I told them my heart was beating fast. As I grew into a […]

Joseph Tanner

Living with Brugada syndrome (type 3) Sunday 16th March 2008, I had a cardiac arrest and died for 7 minutes. I collapsed at the finishing line of the Hastings half marathon. I had no clue that I had an undiagnosed heart condition, I always considered myself a healthy person. Before this fateful day, I would […]

Paul Cooper

Living with atrial fibrillation My story began 19 years ago – I am 39 now. I was out with some mates one night, when I felt a funny ‘butterfly’ feeling in my chest – it felt like my heart was racing. That night I went to the hospital with my mate and they did an ECG. My heart […]

David Hillson

Living with suspected arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) In February 2008 I was out running with a friend. It was bitterly cold and I had not run over the Christmas period so this run was my attempt to ‘get back into it’! I had always been fairly healthy, played football all my life (and rugby […]

Lucy Patey

Living With long QT syndrome I have always been a fit and active person, participating in many sporting activities – two of which were hockey and horse riding, family passions that I inherited. During my teenage years I competed at top level both on horseback and on the hockey field. Looking back, I was given […]

Brother Kevin Leahy

Sudden cardiac arrest resulting from amyloidosis I am a Catholic seminarian studying to be a Roman Catholic Priest. At the moment of the cardiac arrest, I was studying in Rome where one of our seminaries is located. On June 1 2008 on a hot summer afternoon I was jogging towards our soccer field to play. […]

Ellie Brogan

Living with Wolff Parkinson White syndrome My name is Ellie Brogan, I am 15 years old and suffer from Wolff Parkinson White syndrome (WPW). I really want to raise money for your charity and thought I would start by telling you my story and the reason why I want to raise money. When I was 7 years old, […]

Lyndsay Morton

Living with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome When I was 19 I was woken by a paramedic at 3am one morning. The paramedic had been called by my partner because I had stopped breathing and started fitting in my sleep. Subsequently I was told that I was “stressed and its nothing to worry about”! I kept getting severe […]

Claire Herridge

Living with left ventricular wall abnormality A year and a half ago, when I was 34, I was out running when I experienced heart palpitations, chest pain and shortness of breath. I was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. This was a shock to me as I am a PE teacher and have always […]