The recent storyline concerning Elizabeth's heart trouble - and its treatment with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) - was developed with the help of Dr Sara Thorne, a specialist in congenital heart disease.
This article from University Hospitals Birmingham gives the details.
Keri Davies is an Archers scriptwriter and web producer.
- Picture shows Alison Dowling (Elizabeth Pargetter)
- Read about ICDs on Wikipedia
- The British Heart Foundation on ICDs
(These links are for background information only. If you have concerns about your health, consult your GP.)