Defibs Save Lives

An interview with the Gallachers 

Bernard’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest Story 

“A defibrillator saved my life” 

In August 2013, former Ryder Cup captain, Bernard Gallacher collapsed during a dinner at a hotel on the outskirts of Aberdeen. Bernard had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Thanks to the immediate action of the hotel staff with CPR and early shocks from a life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), Bernard survived.  Bernard has gone on to make a full recovery and has had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) fitted to prevent further cardiac arrests. 


Through their eyes – in this video series, hear first-hand from Professional Golfer, Bernard Gallacher, and his wife, Lesley Gallacher, about their account of Bernard’s sudden cardiac arrest, and life since. 

For media enquiries – Download our press kit below and see the headline results from our recent survey where we asked the public about their awareness and understanding of sudden cardiac arrests and the potentially life-saving equipment available. Get in touch by emailing or calling 843-415-1886.

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Public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest survey results









“When someone collapses outside, it is usually due to a rhythm problem…” 


This campaign was supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.


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