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 doing the Brighton Marathon

myheart member, Joseph Tanner, talks about his experience of taking part in the Brighton Marathon, 2015 below. This story begins on Sunday 16 March 2008; I entered the Hastings Half Marathon. The week before the half marathon I had a cold, and at the time I didn’t think much of it. On race-day I felt […]

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 […]

Russell Goodman

Living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and an undiagnosed condition A healthy way to start the weekend, get up Saturday morning and go for a run. This was something my fiancée Charlotte and I enjoy regularly, sick this one however was very different. After being out for just over an hour running the streets […]

How the heart works and how it can cause a blackout or cardiac arrest

In order to understand why blackouts and cardiac arrests can happen, it helps to understand how the heart works. The heart is a specialised muscle that contracts regularly and continuously, pumping blood to the body and the lungs. The pumping action is caused by a flow of electricity through the heart that repeats itself in […]