Hi all, i'm about 6 weeks after experiencing a out of hospital cardiac arrest. still coming to terms with everything.
it's a real shock as i'm (was!) very fit 46 yr old. I don't have any trigger factors, i.e never smoked, eat healthily, drink in moderation & exercise all the time.
My Heart attack & CA came whilst i was out cycling but i did have some chest discomfort for about 8-10 days before. the doctors told me it was acid reflux, why wouldn't they considering my level of fitness, no blood pressure or cholesterol problems.
Suggest anyone with chest problems pushes for further investigation. I was extremely lucky to survive. But i have to say i feel like an unfairly treated victim & it still feels like i'm living in a parallel universe with my bikes collecting dust!
Happy to share experiences but remember push for investigation, you know your body and avoid strenuous activity until you have the all clear.