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Memory problems

To the people that have memory problems: a couple years I went into cardiac arrest several times and was in a coma for a couple of days and I now have severe memory problems. I also get frustrated very easily and often have a hard time knowing which words to use when I talk. I understand that this… Read More

8 Times Dead

I'm writing this blog because I feel like I need to chronicle my experiences and clear my head. I occasionally can't sleep (like tonight) as it all plays in my head too loudly so I find writing it down has helped. So, these are the stories of the 8 times I died. 1 :: Train Station :: 20 years old I… Read More

St. Louis AED Program

I recently came across this article on the Cardiac Science website that gave some background on the success St. Louis has had in developing a strong PAD (public access defibrillation) program. While the article is a number of years old at this point, I took a number of interesting nuggets from it… Read More

Gaining ground on AED comfort

While participating in a recent forum discussion in which a member suggested adding AEDs to public transport vehicles, I was driven to an article on Mass Transit Mag (here) that covered that exact topic. It was interesting to learn just how far we've come in making AEDs more available, but also how… Read More

My Story this year.

When I was 40 I had 3 minor heart attacks and had been on medication ever since. I thought i was doing well. Recently had started to get angina after eating so had booked in to get an angiogram done. Went on holiday to Queenstown New Zealand and on my 2nd day we walked up to some chairlifts so we… Read More

My cardiac arrest story

It a Saturday May 14 2016 .I don't recall any of what happened my family has been my memory, we were having a yard sell and I was helping out then went into the house my daughter's and our exchange student left to go around town and my son stayed to shower, I sat in my chair and when he came out I… Read More

How SCA Shaped My Life Today

This is my first personal blog post sharing my story with SCA. First off, my name is JR Bunda and I am currently 26 years old. I went into sudden cardiac arrest on December 10, 2012 when I had just turned 22 the week before. At the time I was a senior in college, playing Division I baseball at the… Read More

My Story, 6 minutes and 30 seconds

1000 things could have gone wrong. Everything went right. One second I am running on a basketball court and the next second I'm in an ambulance being taken to the hospital. That was my experience. What happened? I went into a fatal heart rhythm, ventricular fibrillation. I had no blockages,… Read More

Rachel's El Camino: It's not just a walk!

Hello fellow SCA survivor's and ICD recipients!! The 25th Anniversary of my SCD will be this December. To commemorate this achievement, I will be walking over 500 miles on - the centuries old spiritual pilgrimage trail - the El Camino de Santiago, starting in France, and ending at the sea in… Read More