Rob’s heart stopped for 24 seconds. Without our research it might have stopped forever.
Rob was having unexplained blackouts and took part in a research trial we funded. The trial revealed shocking results. Over a two week period his heart stopped four times including once for 24 seconds. Within 24 hours of the results, Rob had a pacemaker fitted.
He said “Research has given me my life back. I now have a future with my family to see my children grow up.”
Our research changes lives. We need your help right now to fund it.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland urges the Health Secretary to bring life-changing stroke procedure back into Scottish hospitals
The call comes after it was revealed earlier this year that a procedure called thrombectomy is no longer available to patients in Scotland but is still available elsewhere in the UK. In 2017, only 13 people received this life-changing treatment but as many as 600 would have benefited.
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