Life with LQTS and LVNC by Abi Edwards

October 2018, aged 14 and asymptomatic- I was taken to a CRY screening as a precautionary check by my mum at St. George’s Hospital. Little did I know that that test would be the beginning of a whole new journey in my life. I was told that they had picked up an abnormality and they […]

Every Cloud by Thomas Flanighan

After serving nine years in the military as a Royal Marines Commando, I needed a new challenge and started striving towards a career as a Commercial Pilot. The flying medical involved an ECG which showed abnormal results. At the time, I was not concerned as the Doctor who performed it was almost certain it was […]

It’s Scarier Not to Die by Jamie Poole

For the first time in 12 years, I experienced my first incident of an inappropriate shock. Not just one, but five, one after the other. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. To say it was painful would be a gross understatement. It was a combination of the most painful experience of my life, mixed with the […]

I am forever grateful to the GP who saved my life! Blog by Roxy Ball

From being little I always remember I found running and PE hard. I was good at rounders because I could hit the ball and then race around the posts! But everything else I was bad at. I never had any stamina! I always got worried about things too, it would just come on. I used […]

My story so far – Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy

Hello. My name is Phoebe and I’m 22 years old. When I was three years old, I was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital to have open heart surgery to repair an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), other wise known as a hole in my heart. Since then I was very healthy and finished school and […]

Comparing 2008 to now

Being in lockdown, being in isolation it’s made me re-experience a life I had before and compare the feelings I have now, to that I had back then. We all live life a little blindly, we all learn from an early age about death, but for many years we’re shielded from it by our parents, […]

Brugada and Self-Isolation

Monday 16th March I celebrated my 12th re-birthday, re-birthday is a term that all cardiac arrest survivors use to celebrate surviving a cardiac arrest. I didn’t really celebrate it this year, maybe ‘cause of this underlying cloud that was shadowing the world. This cloud, this virus COVID-19/ Coronavirus, we first heard about this virus whilst […]

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