020 Interview with Sallie Crawley by Brian Simpson, a ruptured Achilles, a heart attack and breast cancer

My Heart & Mind Podcast

Click play to hear the full interview ⬇ My time on the other side of the mic. Hear how I didn’t realise I was having a heart attack. A few months ago, I invited Brian Simpson, the Heart Attack Thriver to be on my podcast. He turned the tables on me and invited me to be his guest on his IGTV…

019 Interview with Jakki Woywitka, the Healthy Heart Coach

My Heart & Mind Podcast

Click play to hear the full interview ⬇ Jakki introduces her five pillars of Healing the Heart At the age of 36 she was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy and Aortic Stenosis from an undiagnosed Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Her life was turned upside down. Since then, she has been on a journey to heal her body, mind & soul…

018 Interview with Tony Richens-Smith, having a heart attack during Covid-19 lockdown

018 Interview with Tony Richens-Smith, having a heart attack during Covid-19 lockdown

Click play to hear the full interview ⬇ Tony tells us about the day when his heart attack started and how he thought he had COVID.  In January 2020 Tony decided to change his life and pursue his passion working as a dog behaviourist. It was probably not the best timing but he made the best of things. Little did he…

017 Interview with Ashley Reaver, Registered Dietician – Lowering your cholesterol one meal at a time

017 Interview with Ashley Reaver, Registered Dietician – Lowering your cholesterol one meal at a time

Click play to hear the full interview ⬇ Live a long, healthy life without feeling powerless by lowering your cholesterol one meal at a time. Ashley specialises in helping people with high cholesterol live a long, healthy life without feeling powerless to control their numbers because of their family history. She believes is possible by lowering your cholesterol one meal…

016 Interview with Angela Hartley, Cardiac Nurse & Exercise Coach – Rehabilitation exercise on your terms

016 Interview with Angela Hartley, Cardiac Nurse & Exercise Coach – Rehabilitation exercise on your terms

Click play to hear the full interview ⬇ Angela is an exercise coach and a cardiac nurse. In the last seven years, she’s been specialising in cardiac rehabilitation exercise. She has quite a unique combination of skills. We chat about how in the UK cardiac rehab is provided for most patients via the NHS and how important it is to…

Getting to know vasodilators (anti-angina) medicines

Getting to know vasodilators (anti-angina) medicines

Vasodilators (anti-angina) medicines are used to ease chest pain, to treat and prevent angina. It helps as it relaxes and widens your blood vessels and decreases your blood pressure. A category of vasodilators called nitrates increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload which can ease chest pain. Usually, you will use a vasodilator…

015 Interview with Nicky Duncan-Sutherland – Not your typical heart disease stereotype

015 Interview with Nicky Duncan-Sutherland – Not your typical heart disease stereotype

Click play to hear the full interview ⬇ Nicky was 44 years old, a fit and healthy mum of 3. She is not the stereotypical candidate for a heart attack. She went to see her doctor as she began to feel unwell. The doctor suggested it was indigestion so Nicky took the recommended Gaviscon. Unbeknown to her that her symptoms…

014 Interview with Brian Simpson, the heart attack thriver, how having a heart attack changed his life for the better

014 Interview with Brian Simpson, the heart attack thriver, how having a heart attack changed his life for the better

How having a heart attack changed his life for the better. Brian suffered a massive heart attack at the age of 48. Prior to that he was exceptionally healthy and lived a very active life. His heart attack occurred during an Ice Hockey match and he spent 20-25 minutes on his own in the dark unable to move. Did the…

013 Interview with Sara Bushnell – Having a heart attack at work far from home and an important discovery

013 Interview with Sara Bushnell – Having a heart attack at work far from home and an important discovery

She had been experiencing regular headaches and stress, at one point thought her blood pressure machine must have been broken. Who’d have thought about a heart attack. Constant headaches and stress Sara was fit, healthy and ate a good diet. She had been experiencing regular headaches and stress, at one point thought her blood pressure machine must have been broken.…

012 Interview with Steve Wrigley – Having a cardiac arrest at 30,000 feet and recovering from a heart attack in Singapore

012 Interview with Steve Wrigley – Having a cardiac arrest at 30,000 feet and recovering from a heart attack in Singapore

Steve Wrigley was flying home when he had a cardiac arrest on a plane. Prior to this Steve was was fit and healthy, he loved adventure holidays that revolved around cycling. He went with friends he’d met on previous adventures on a trip to Bali. Steve shares his story of amazing luck as he survived two accidents on his bike.…