“To look at me you’d never know I’d had a stroke.”
- Lee Pemberton
There are around 7.4 million people living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK. For some, these conditions are underlying and unknown until the unthinkable happens. Lee was at home on his own when, out of the blue, he started to feel unwell. His heart began racing, his whole body shaking with every heartbeat. When Lee arrived at the urgent care centre, his condition got worse, and his arms and legs began to lock.
Following a CT scan, it was confirmed that Lee had in fact suffered a stroke. The stroke was caused by a blood clot cutting off the circulation to part of his brain — an ischemic stroke. Lee spent 10 days in hospital undergoing rehabilitation and physiotherapy. His left arm had been badly affected by the stroke but he has since learned to use it again.
Since their foundation in 1961, the BHF has contributed to some of the biggest advances in heart disease research. They’ve been part of countless major breakthroughs over the last 60 years, from pacemakers and defibrillators to heart transplants and clot busting drugs. These breakthroughs have helped millions of people, just like Lee.
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