Robin Hood star Richard Greene suddenly collapsed from a deadly cardiac arrest

Certain conditions can lead to an abnormal heart rhythm, putting a person at risk of a cardiac arrest. These include:

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart valve disease
  • Severe or untreated myocarditis.

Whether you have an underlying health condition or not, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing a cardiac arrest.

Lifestyle modifications include eating a healthy diet, not smoking, cutting down on alcohol, and being physically active.

People in England between the ages of 40 to 74 are eligible for free NHS Health Checks.