How a heart attack saved a young mum’s life

Episode 24,  Jul 26, 06:00 AM

One of the causes of heart attack and stroke is a genetic condition called Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), which creates an abnormal level of cholesterol in the blood.

A 34-year old woman in Carlisle, Ciara Wannop, didn’t know she had the condition until she had a heart attack while 26 weeks’ pregnant. She feels lucky to have had an early warning of a potentially life-limiting condition.

In this podcast, she is joined by Dr Youssef Beaini who is the clinical lead of a national programme from the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative, to help reduce heart disease.

Called the Rapid Uptake Products programme, which is delivered by the AHSN Network, it focuses on a number of products which have been proved to significantly improve care and reduce NHS costs.

Our guests talk to Dr Phil Jennings, AHSN Network Lead for the Rapid Uptake Products.