Five Summer Foods to Lower Blood Pressure

Last week we wrote about how the summer sun affects your blood pressure, but what about seasonal food? Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries It’s a little late for Wimbledon strawberries and cream, but you may want to make an exception. Berries are rich in flavonoid, which can improve blood flow as blood vessels relax. Avocado The Instagram … Continued

16th August 2018

New Study: More young footballers are dying from heart problems

20 years of heart screening data, taken from footballers aged 16 on the verge of turning pro, has shown that most died about seven years after a heart check that showed no problem. As a result, the FA has increased the number of cardiac assessments for young footballers from one to three Cameroonian international Marc-Vivien Foé, … Continued

9th August 2018

Summer of love: How the sun is affecting your blood pressure

Think the summer sun is affecting your blood pressure? You’re right. I think you’ll agree that this has been the best summer in a long time. Farmers may disagree (they want a little more rain you see), but I bet you don’t have enough fingers to count the number of BBQ’s you’ve has this summer … Continued

8th August 2018

Sudden Cardiac Arrest on Board Flights

Now Boarding Flight 907 – With a 10% chance of sudden cardiac arrest survival It’s been estimated that 1000 people die during commercial flights each year. Sudden Cardiac Arrest can strike at any time. The number of medical emergencies on flights has risen in recent years, mainly due to more and more of us jetting … Continued

3rd August 2018

Can you prevent a Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Although Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can, and unfortunately does affect people from all walks of life, no matter their age, health, race or gender, while there are often no signs or symptoms prior to SCA, there are a few ways you can help reduce the chance of it happening to you! Living a healthy lifestyle … Continued

10th July 2018

How does the UK compare to the rest of the world for SCA?

The unfortunate nature of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) makes it impossible to preemptively guess when it’s going to strike. With no prior symptoms or pre-requisites, SCA is the world’s biggest killer; over 6 million deaths are accounted to per year due to ventricular tachyarrhythmias. The global survival rate is less than 1% worldwide, and around the … Continued

4th July 2018

Why you need to be pro-active against the world’s biggest killer

Every year in the UK alone, there are 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, of which on average, only 2,100 will survive. Survival rates across the UK sit at the 7% mark. Unfortunately, due to the swift nature of SCA, there are no symptoms, no pre-requisites, it affects everybody from all walks of life. No matter of … Continued

28th June 2018

Defibrillators in the Workplace: Surely you have one by now…?

In a recent survey conducted by leading workplace products and services supplier, Direct365, it has been found that a substantial number of UK businesses are not even considering the purchase of an onsite Automated External Defibrillator (AED), let alone have one on-site. A staggering 52% of businesses have never considered buying or bought a life-saving … Continued

22nd June 2018