I suffered a cardiac arrest at my sister’s wedding!! by Carly Williams

I have no diagnosis for my SCA yet.

It happened in July this year and I have had all the tests but the cause is still unknown, I have MVP but they have said that is unrelated. I am 34 And was at my sister’s wedding as maid of honour. As I walked down the aisle, I told my friend I felt dizzy and then as soon as I sat down at the end I collapsed onto her lap.

A wedding guest and my two cousins were first aid trained so as soon as everyone realised I wasn’t breathing, they started CPR, I was also so lucky as the hotel had a defibrillator which they used to administer one shock which worked. The hotel was in London and the ambulance arrived in 8 and a half minutes and I was taken to Guys and St Thomas’ and put in an induced coma for 24 hours.

I was so lucky and was left with no lasting memory problems. I just can’t remember a few days around the event.

About 3 weeks later, once they had carried out a number of tests, they fitted an S-ICD. I also now take beta- blockers.

I am pretty much back to normal now apart from still very tired at times and anxious too after what has happened.

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