Cardiac Arrest

The Breakthrough Medical Technology For Cardiac Conditions

Professor Ben Varcoe | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Ben Varcoe

It can certainly be a frightening experience, most likely leading you to urgently present at your nearest A&E department. It's also actually quite common: in the UK, more than 5% of emergency department visits and up to 40% of emergency admissions are as a direct result of chest pain.

How Med-Tech Innovators Can Revolutionise Our Healthcare System

Steve Parker | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Tech
Steve Parker

The device is now being trialled at four major hospitals across the UK and is generating significant interest from the healthcare industry. The reason for our success is that we have created a device that will directly reduce a strain on the healthcare system, both physically and financially.

This Common Pain Killer Has Been Linked To Increased Risk Of Cardiac Arrest

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

One of the most popular over-the-counter painkillers in the UK can heighten the chances of suffering a potentially fatal cardiac arrest, a study has s...

Putting Defibrillators in London's Phone Boxes Us a Good Call

Shaun Bailey | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics
Shaun Bailey

Putting defibrillators in London's phone boxes has the potential to hundreds of lives across the capital every year. In 2014/15, London Ambulance S...

An Open Letter to the UK National Screening Committee

Amber Bell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Amber Bell

Every year we lose 600 young people to un-diagnosed heart conditions. These aren't just figures plucked from thin air. This is real and this is happening.

This Loveable Labrador Saved His Owner's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dog really is (wo)man's best friend. And this pretty much proves it. A beauty therapist's life was saved by her pet Labrador after she went into ca...

Don't Ignore The Potential Warning Signs Of Heart Attack

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Many sudden cardiac arrests may not be so sudden, according to new research. A study of 567 men who suffered cardiac arrests showed that more than ...

Boy, 4, Dies After Holiday Swimming Pool Ordeal

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A four year old boy has died after nearly drowning in a swimming pool while on a family holiday. The child suffered a cardiac arrest after the inci...

Stem Cells Could Revolutionise Healing Heart Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Stem cells have recently appeared in the press for being able to treat cancer, and as a recent study by UK scientists reveals, they might also be able...

Surviving the Death of My Wonderful Husband

Beth Phillips | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

On 25 April 2013, shortly after his 39th birthday, Dunc went to his weekly game of football, and suffered a cardiac arrest. Prolonged attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful. By 8pm, my gorgeous, dedicated, loving husband had died and I was officially a widow. Not just a widow, but a widow with two little boys at home.

Teenage Swimmer Tipped For Olympics Dies In Bed At Home

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

A teenage swimming star tipped for the Rio Olympics has died in bed at home just hours after winning her latest award. Schoolgirl Chloe Waddell, 16...

Green Mile Star Dies Following Recent Heart Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

The star of The Green Mile, US actor Michael Clarke Duncan, has died at the age of 54, reports AP. The popular actor, who lent his voice to The Gre...

Woman Dies From Heart Attack After Rollercoaster Ride

PA | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

A woman has collapsed and died after going on a white-knuckle ride at a theme park. Carla Knight, 42, from Barwell in Leicestershire, suffered a ca...

Sudden Death Syndrome in the UK

James Mahon | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
James Mahon

With an alarming 26% of British citizens male and female classified as obese according to a 2012 NHS report, one would think this summer of sport would be a welcome one. However with such focus on extreme exercise comes the risk of cardiac arrest.

Udinese To Pay For Dead Footballer's Sister's Care For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

Udinese have revealed that they will offer financial aid for life to the heavily disabled sister of 25-year-old Piermario Morosini, who died after suf...

We're Making Heart Attack Progress, But We Can't Stop Now

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

New heart statistics published this week are a welcome reminder of how far we've come in the past decade. Between 2002 and 2010, the proportion of people in the UK who die from a heart attack each year has more than halved.

The Greatest Kiss of all is the Kiss of Life

Maura Gillespie | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK
Maura Gillespie

August 2 is National Kissing Day and a great way to poke fun at the fact Brits are apparently losing their passion for a daily game of tonsil tennis. But it also serves as a timely reminder that the greatest kiss anyone can ever give is the kiss of life.

Giving the Health Service an Essential Uplift

Rita Pal | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK
Rita Pal

The important thing to understand is that responding to cardiac arrests in the middle of the night is often a dangerous task for doctors.