Laugh? I nearly had a heart attack!
Aled Richards was 44 when he suffered a heart attack. Since recovering he’s turned his experience into a stand-up show which proves that laughter really is the best medicine.
As far as Aled Richards knew he was in good health – non-smoker, took exercise, drank in moderation – and then he suffered a heart attack. Since recovering, he has turned his difficult experience into a funny stand-up show. For World Heart Day 2018 Aled delivers that set, punctuated with contributions from a cardiologist, advice from the British Heart Foundation Cymru, and a chat with a good friend who was a year younger than Aled when he too suffered a heart attack.
The British Heart Foundation provides care, support and a range of information for everyone living with heart disease.
Phone: 0300 330 3311.
CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) offers help, support and counselling to families where there has been a sudden cardiac death of an apparently fit and healthy young person (Sudden Death Syndrome)
Phone: 01737 363 222
Children’s Heart Federation helps children with a heart defect and their families by providing information, small grants, medical equipment and organise family trips.
Phone: 0300 561 0065
Heart UK provides information, dietary advice and support for anyone who has suffered a heart attack or has high cholesterol. Advice in Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi is available on Fridays.
Phone: 0345 450 5988 (weekdays 10am-3pm)
Myheart network offers help, support and information to young people who are coping with a diagnosis of a heart condition.