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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

011 Interview with Ray Bishop – Misdiagnosed more than once, having a forgiving heart and becoming the music man

011 Interview with Ray Bishop – Misdiagnosed more than once, having a forgiving heart and becoming the music man

Ray Bishop was born with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. This did not affect his quality of life until after he had developed coronary heart disease. This was after many misdiagnoses. He was lucky that as by this time, cardiac ablation could be carried out on him for the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. This is one of the rare procedures which cures, rather than treats,…

009 Interview with Eliza Bell, a transplant chat

009 Interview with Eliza Bell, a transplant chat

In February 2019, Eliza had a successful heart transplant recipient at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, UK. It was a life-saving event that focussed her on fundraising and being a patient advocate. Eliza explains that she was born with congenital heart disease but didn’t know about it until she was 12. What life was like as a teenager and how she…

008 Interview with Claire Berouche, heart failure and being a hero

008 Interview with Claire Berouche, heart failure and being a hero

Claire was nominated in 2020 for the BHF Heart Hero Awards. She has contributed in amazing ways to raise awareness of heart failure and has had many TV interviews, been in national papers and BHF publications. Claire tells us about her life growing up with type 1 diabetes. Like many women she shares with us how she didn’t realise she…