000 Introduction: Sallie Crawley, what’s she all about?

000 Introduction: Sallie Crawley, what’s she all about?

In my trailer episode, I introduce myself, who I am, what I do and my experience. I chat about how my podcast can help you if you have had a heart attack, cardiac arrest or live with a heart condition. I explain how emotional rehabilitation is crucial for our recovery, that it should sit alongside and intertwined through the NHS provision of physical rehabilitation. You’ll find out why I decided to create this podcast when you can listen to it and broadly what the future episodes will be about. You’ll…

My heart attack

Sallie Crawley Post Heart Attack

Women are notoriously bad at noticing that they are having a heart attack   We have a tendency to just tough it out. In my case you could have knocked me down with a feather, it just couldn’t happen to me. I thought I was invincible and immortal! My (disguised) surprise heart attack (heartburn) was a shock. Who me? Who’d have thought I’d have a heart attack? Certainly not me that was for sure, until Monday, 21st March 2016. When I woke up sweating, feeling sick with an upset stomach…

How do you know if you are having a heart attack?

Heart attack game over

Did you know that women generally fare worse than men after experiencing a heart attack?   One reason is that it can be difficult to identify the warning symptoms of a cardiac event when they do hit. According to the British Heart Foundation heart attacks kill more than twice as many women as breast cancer every year. Yet coronary heart disease is still perceived to be a ‘man’s disease’. There are over 900,000 women in the UK living with coronary heart disease, the main cause of heart attacks. 68,000 women…