New Genetic Score Developed To Find People At Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease

Heart attacks are one of the main reasons that a person could require emergency medical treatment, with estimates from the British
Heart Foundation suggesting that about 50,000 men and 32,000 women suffer a heart attack each year in England.

Now, however, a new genetic risk score has been developed that could save thousands of lives each and every year by diagnosing the ten year risk of a cardiac arrest, helping doctors find those who are at risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD).

29th September 2016

More Defibrillators in Football Clubs

A young footballer who suffered a heart attack on the pitch has now made the call for more clubs to have defibrillators on site after the death of another player during a cup game at Brighouse Town FC’s stadium recently.

Lee Orton, 33, has said that there are still many smaller clubs that do not currently have these life-saving devices in the near vicinity, because they can cost up to £1,000, the BBC reports.

28th September 2016

Pippa Middleton & BHF Team Up To Launch New Healthy Recipe Book

Those of you concerned about your health might want to consider investing in a copy of Heartfelt, a new book of more than 100 quick and easy recipes for a healthy heart, compiled by Pippa Middleton and The British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The book will be out from September 29th but you can pre-order your copy if you want to make sure that you get one without having to queue up and be disappointed. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to fund future research by the BHF.

28th September 2016

Red Phone Boxes reused for Defibrillators

More than 3,000 red phone boxes have been ‘adopted’ to house life-saving defibrillators around the UK.

Community Heartbeat Trust installs defibrillators to phone boxes that have been adopted by communities to reuse rather than remove the iconic ‘London Style’ kiosks.

6th September 2016

AEDs Now Included For EFAW Training

New guidelines suggest that automated external defibrillators (AEDs) should be used as part of Emergency First Aid at work (EFAW). While an AED can be used without training thanks to the clear voice instructions (and, in the case of the Lifeline VIEW, colour screen), training builds confidence.

Reactions in an emergency cardiac situation need to be as fast as possible in order to increase all chances of survival.

1st August 2016

Peace Of Mind For Liverpool FC Thanks To The ARM

Liverpool FC have just become the latest sports club to invest in the safety of their players by purchasing two Lifeline ARM devices from Martek Lifecare. Designed to provide perfect compressions for continuous hands-free CPR, the ARM is an essential piece of first aid kit in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.

22nd June 2016

Mother calls for defibrillators in all schools after son’s collapse

When Josh Wheelhouse, 15, collapsed at school, it was only the fast actions of staff that saved him. With no previous signs of heart conditions, Josh was lucky to be resuscitated by staff with CPR training.

His mother, Tracy, wants all schools to have automated external defibrillators on their premises.

15th December 2015

#didyouknow – 25 Facts About the Heart

As it’s National Heart Month, we thought we would give you some facts about the Heart, the most important organ in the human body, which you may not have known!

27th February 2014

Leisure bosses failed to use defibrillator in tragic death of young footballer

It emerged last week that an on-site defibrillator was available when talented young footballer Jamie Skinner collapsed, but was not used by two trained members of staff at the Edinburgh venue.

Talented Jamie, 13, collapsed on the pitch five minutes into the second half in his debut for Tynecastle FC under-14s on December 22nd.

15th January 2014