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Coast to Coast Adventure: A Heartwarming Journey for Charity

In a world where holidays are often associated with rest and relaxation, some choose to embark on extraordinary adventures for a greater cause. During my recent long weekend holiday, I had the incredible opportunity to support the Red Sky coast-to-coast challenge, which raised an impressive total of £33,500 for charity. This thrilling bike ride took […]

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Heat Waves and Heart Health: Tips for a Safe and Happy Summer

As the temperature rises, so does the risk to our heart health. Heat waves are not only uncomfortable, but they can also pose serious health risks, particularly to individuals with pre-existing heart conditions. With summer already here, it’s crucial to be prepared and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and happy season. From understanding […]

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Legionella: Understanding Formation, Dangers, and Thriving in Different Environments

Legionella, a gram-negative bacterium, poses a significant threat to public health due to its ability to thrive in diverse environments and cause severe respiratory illnesses. In this guide, we will delve into the nature of Legionella, how it is formed, the associated dangers it presents, and its ability to thrive in different environments. We will […]

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Creating an Effective Workplace AED Plan

Creating an Effective Workplace AED Plan: Safeguarding Employees Against SCA Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a life-threatening emergency in any workplace, posing significant risks to employees’ health and well-being. As a responsible business, it is crucial to have a well-defined plan in place to safeguard employees against the dangers of SCA.  This guide will provide detailed […]

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Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest [Infographic]

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, sometimes abbreviated to OHCA, is a severe and life-threatening medical emergency that requires immediate intervention to increase the chances of survival. In the UK, OHCA affects thousands of people yearly, and the public needs to know the facts and statistics surrounding this condition. According to the English Ambulance Service report, there were […]

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Where is my nearest defibrillator? Find a defibrillator near you.

Sudden cardiac arrest can occur without warning to anyone, anytime, anywhere. In the United Kingdom alone, around 30,000 individuals suffer from SCA (sudden cardiac arrest) each year; unfortunately, only one in ten patients survive and make it through this critical time. Emergency services response times are the worst in almost a decade, with an average wait […]

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Discover Martek Lifecare’s Latest Solutions at Health & Safety Event 2023‍

The Health & Safety Event 2023 is not just any event in the health and safety industry; it’s the event that brings together the best industry experts, regulatory bodies, and solution providers to showcase the latest products, innovations, and best practices in workplace safety. The event aims to provide a platform for professionals to learn […]

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Life as a Community First Responder: Triumphs, Tragedies, Teamwork.  

As a community first responder, every day brings new challenges, new opportunities, and new moments of both joy and sadness. But one particular day stands out in my mind: It was a Wednesday early in February. It started like any other day. I was working at my desk, answering emails, making phone calls, and going […]

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Which heart conditions require a defibrillator?

Various health issues can cause a person’s heart to beat in an abnormal rhythm, potentially requiring a defibrillator for treatment. These may include slow or fast beating as well as irregular rhythms. The most common type of heart condition requiring a defibrillator is ventricular fibrillation (VF), which produces chaotic electrical activity in the heart’s lower […]

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Does a defibrillator restart a stopped heart?

This is a common question for those unfamiliar with lifesaving technology. Does a defibrillator restart a stopped heart? The short answer is no; an automated external defibrillator (AED) cannot restart a heart that has stopped beating due to cardiac arrest. An AED can shock a heart when it has lost its rhythm. This is known […]

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How to Obtain an AED for your Local Community At Martek Lifecare, we’re passionate about raising awareness of the impact of heart disease, alongside the importance of AED availability and easy access. As a result of collective efforts by significant charities and organisations, you’ll likely see more defibrillators in public places – usually highly visible […]

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Heart Disease Awareness

Raising awareness of the risks and prevalence of heart disease is essential to what we do here at Martek Lifecare. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find details on what cardiovascular disease is, what risk factors may put you at risk of developing it, and ways to treat, prevent and protect yourself from complications such as […]

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