Life After Cardiac Arrest

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#007 Beta blockers and other meds with Dr Thomas Keeble

Season 1, Ep. 7

Paul talks with consultant cardiologist Dr Tom Keeble, about beta blockers and other medications that cardiac arrest survivors and other cardiac patients might be prescribed with. The conversation touches on what beta blockers are, what they do, why they are commonly prescribed, dosages, activities and sides affects such as tiredness. Additionally, Dr Keeble talks about the common medication protocol for those who have experienced a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and explains what each medication is aiming to do. If you suffer from hay fever you may be interested also in his explanation of anti-histamines and the variability of their use in cardiac patients.

Dr Keeble is a consultant cardiologist and researcher at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southend Hospital and Anglia Ruskin University. In episode #002 of the show he talked about his work with cardiac arrest survivors and his CARE (Care After Resuscitation programme).

Presented by Paul Swindell and edited by Matt Nielson. Recorded April 2019

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