Information & Advice For Arrhythmia Patients

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Stories

Fred's Story

"Everyone knew Fred at college - he had a deep, resonant northern accent and could be the life and soul of the party..."
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David's Story

"On 22nd November 2013, I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest whilst video-calling my mother..."
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Lionel's Story

Lionel Levine’s remarkable story serves as a stark reminder of how sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone, at any time.
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Joe's Story

Joe Sievier was at a public meeting in June 2011 when he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest without any warning.
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Christine's Story

"On August 30th, 1997, my seemingly healthy 22 year old daughter, Emilie, died suddenly, in her sleep, from Sudden Cardiac Arrest..."
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Samantha's Story

Samantha performed lifesaving CPR on her Mum Mandy, 49, prior to the arrival of paramedics at her home on 1 October 2012. 
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Sue's Story

"I remember gradually waking up in hospital about 6 or 7 or so days later to the beeping of machines...."
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James' Story

"On the 4th October 2018, it was a normal day at work when I started to sweat uncontrollably and experience crushing chest pains." 

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Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT) Stories

Maia's Story

Maia shares the experiences she has had with dealing with a heart condition and how it does not dictate how she spends her life.

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Patricia's Story

Patricia explains some of the emotion she experienced and some of the life changes she endured.

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Dilated Cardiomyapathy Stories

 

Nick's Story 

"In 2006 I came back from holiday unable to stop sweating and feeling like I’d pulled a muscle in my chest..."

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Brugada Syndrome Stories 

 

Darcie's Story 

"I was diagnosed with an extremely rare arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder) called Brugada Syndrome after suffering life threatening tachycardia (fast heart rate)."

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Paroxysmal SVT Stories

 
Kathy's Story
"It was in February 2007 I woke up as normal but after being up for a few minutes I had a cramping feeling in my chest..."
 
Jill's Story
"I had an episode of severe palpitations in Dec which we assumed was due to stress but luckily, I was referred to a cardiologist just to be sure."
 
Jo's Story
"Initially, I thought was too young for the test, but was later told that no one is too young..."
 
 
Ali's Story
"Episodes of my heart racing would last approximately 60 seconds, and then my heart would slow back down to its normal rhythm..."
 
Inga's Story
Episodes of my heart racing would last approximately 60 seconds, and then my heart would slow back down to its normal rhythm. 
 
Sumera's Story
"I was pregnant with my third child at the time and the episode led to me fainting twice."
 

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome Stories

 

Ben's Story
"My heart reached a height of 400 beats per minute..."
 
James' Story
John Redington’s eldest son James, died suddenly at the age of 28 in July of this year – the cause was Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome.
 


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