Alerting people to your diagnosis in an emergency

MedicAlert in partnership with myheart It is recommended that anyone with a hidden medical condition carries a form of identification detailing their condition and any medication they are on. This could be in the form of a card placed somewhere visible in your wallet/purse, or an identification bracelet, such as a MedicAlert bracelet. MedicAlert is […]

Drugs to avoid

In several heart conditions, particularly long QT syndrome¬†and Brugada syndrome, certain medicines or drugs can cause problems and trigger dangerous heart rhythms. These should therefore be avoided. Unfortunately, sale there is a rather long list of these! However a compressive list is available on-line, which is regularly updated: For long QT syndrome: http://www.sads.org.uk/drugs-to-avoid For Brugada […]

Exercise

It is very important that you follow the advice of your cardiologist regarding exercise!   If you have been diagnosed with a cardiac condition and you have been told that you should not take part in sport anymore, it is very important that you follow your cardiologist’s advice. This is because some cardiac conditions can […]

Low potassium in the blood (hypokalaemia)

If you are ill and you vomit or have diarrhoea, your body loses some of its essential potassium supply. If you have long QT syndrome or Brugada syndrome, having a low level of potassium can make your condition worse. Therefore if you have vomiting or diarrhoea for more than one day, you should add a […]

New DVLA Guidelines for individuals with cardiac conditions

We have been told there has been an update to DVLA rules from January 2018. We are not sure if you are aware or have seen this so just wanted to share this with you. This may not be relevant to some of you so please check their website according your circumstances. They have included […]

Travel Insurance for individuals with pre-existing cardiac conditions

We often get asked recommendations for travel insurance providers and we appreciate its not easy to get travel insurance when you have a pre-existing condition.¬†We are aware of the following insurance companies that can offer medical cover for people with cardiac conditions. Whilst CRY does not recommend or endorse any of these companies, we understand […]