Transport and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest – Public Spaces

The thought of experiencing or encountering a cardiac arrest in public space is daunting.

Did you know that around 20% of Sudden Cardiac Arrests happen in public spaces? In Britain alone, there are more than 60,000 incidents a year outside of hospitals and less than one in ten people survive.

17th January 2019

Heart disease & the top 10 causes of death

54% of worldwide death belong to the top 10 causes.
Any guess at number one?

We’ve spoken about the risk of heart disease, especially cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) at length previously – and it’s with good reason.

In the last 15 years, Ischaemic (meaning “reduced blood supply”) heart disease and stroke have held the top spot for leading causes of death, with a combined total of 15.2 million.

22nd August 2018

270 lives: CPR & AED training should be part of the national teaching curriculum

This year, in the UK, 270 children will die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) at school.

With this figure in mind, it seems obvious that any measure to reduce that number should be implemented immediately.

Which is why the recent announcement by the Department for Education (DfE) has been welcomed by The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and British Red Cross.

26th July 2018

Advantages & Benefits of Greater Awareness Of Defibrillators

One town in the UK is launching a campaign to raise awareness of all the locations where defibrillators are installed.

The Southport Visiter revealed that there were 180 cardiac arrests in Southport in 2016, and noted that concerns have been raised that lives could be lost not because defibrillators aren’t available, but because people don’t know where they’re installed.

5th July 2017

Malvern Hills Hotel’s New Defibrillator from an Anonymous Buyer

The Malvern Hills Hotel – one of the busiest places in the Malvern Hills and just over the road from the British Camp car park – has just had its first defibrillator installed, thanks to an anonymous benefactor.

The device has now been fixed to a wall at the hotel and is accessible to anyone in an emergency that involves a cardiac arrest, the Malvern Gazette reports.

21st June 2017

Vitamin D Deficiency Grows Risk Of Heart Disease For Kids

Overweight children and teenagers who have a vitamin D deficiency could be at greater risk of developing heart disease as they get older, according to new research.

The Daily Mail reported on a US study carried out by researchers at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, which is one of the first to link heart disease in children and teenagers with a lack of the vitamin.

10th April 2017

Calcium Test Could Detect Heart Disease Earlier

A coronary artery calcium scan – also known as a calcium scan – has been developed that could detect the build-up of coronary plaques (that restrict blood flow to the heart) even before someone shows any symptoms of heart disease at all.

Dr Alan Rozanski, chief academic officer and director of the cardiology fellowship training programme at Mount Sinai St Luke’s Hospital in New York, explained that the scan can actually detect heart disease decades before symptoms first appear.

15th March 2017

Most Popular New Year’s Resolution For People In The UK

The most popular new year’s resolution for people in the UK has been found to be achieving a healthier lifestyle, with 86 per cent saying that buying extra fruit and veg in the weekly shop is important to reaching their goals, 64 per cent saying the same of a healthy eating programme and 32 per cent saying gym equipment to use at home is important.

12th January 2017

A Lifesaving App That Shows All Defibrillators In The UK

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has just launched a new lifesaving app that enables local residents in Oxfordshire to find the nearest defibrillator to them if they see someone having a heart attack.

7th November 2016