The shock of cardiac arrest when you’re young and fit

When your heart suddenly stops pumping blood around your body, the consequences can be life-changing, if not fatal. It’s somehow especially shocking when the cardiac arrest happens to someone who is young and fit – like the Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen. Here myheart member, Meg Fozzard, draws on her own experiences, and those of a […]

Online myheart meeting with Dr Gherardo Finocchiaro-Thursday, 17th March, 2022

A myheart members’ video meeting was held on Thursday, 17th March, 2022.  Meetings are free to attend and give members an opportunity to meet and discuss their experiences in an informal but supportive environment. Those young people that attend these meetings usually find them very helpful.  It does not matter how long ago you were diagnosed […]

I have a heart condition but it’s not the end of the world!-by Gem O’Reilly

Since being diagnosed with my heart condition at 16 years old, I’ve been trying to understand my body, to understand my limitations and capabilities.  That has stemmed into my life in many ways, particularly when it comes to challenging my body and perceptions of what makes a healthy lifestyle.  It has led to me running […]

Online myheart meeting with Dr Sabiha Gati

A myheart members’ video meeting was held between 1pm-3pm on Saturday, 24th April 2021. Meetings are free to attend and give members an opportunity to meet and discuss their experiences in an informal but supportive environment. Those young people that attend these meetings usually find them very helpful.  It does not matter how long ago you […]

The price of always being right! by Charlotte Monins

I’m always right! Friday 15th December was the one day I wish that hadn’t been true. That was day that after months, well years, I finally got a diagnosis. Brugada! A hereditary condition that puts me at risk of cardiac arrest (apologies if that’s not quite definition it’s all still very new). I’m first in […]

Running With The Brakes On

myheart member, Andy Owen’s brother has written a blog about his probable diagnosis of ARVC which can be read here.

Joseph Tanner talks about having an ICD implanted

Watch myheart member, Joseph Tanner, talk about his experience of having an ICD implanted. Hi, my name is Joseph tanner. I was diagnosed with Brugada syndrome in 2008 and I was told that I was going to have an ICD implanted. And at first thought I was really scared. I didn’t know what was going […]