We started helping Paul in 2014 after his cardiologist referred him to us. Following a diagnosis of hypertension and the insertion of two percutaneous coronary interventions, Paul was experiencing heart palpitations and breathlessness on exertion leading to high stress and anxiety, particularly around exercise. Our work with Paul predominantly involved increasing both his physical ability and his confidence. We began by assessing his baseline statistics, in particular his cardiovascular markers, in order to safely prescribe as well as monitor and track performance. We also reviewed his cardiovascular capacity and educated him on how to effectively prepare his body for exercise. We then prescribed a clinical programme to gradually improve his cardiovascular capacity. Throughout Paul’s journey, we provided consistent support and feedback on his performance against our plan. For him, it was the combination of the detailed prescription and the emotional support that was crucial to his recovery.
Georgie suffered a myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest in October 2018. She was left with an ejection fraction of 39% and was placed on a number of cardiac medications. Georgie joined CP+R in February 2019 with the cause of her MI still unclear, still experiencing fatigue and breathlessness and really unsure how to exercise safely and effectively.
She did fanastically well training twice per week in clinic and a year later Georgie has seen a significant increase in her strength and fitness levels with a concomitant decrease in fatigue and breathlessness. Moreover, Georgie now has the confidence to perform both resistance and cardiovascular exercise and is now able to plan the next stages of life with University on the horizon this year!