8 weeks after giving birth, Emma stopped breathing. At 32 years old, she had gone into cardiac arrest.
She was rushed to the Regional and came to the coronary intensive care unit requiring complex electrophysiological (EP) diagnosis.
“I don’t remember much of it, for me, I was unconscious, so it was not that traumatic. But for my family, it was terrifying,” says Emma.
Emma is one of a few to be fitted at the New Brunswick Heart Centre with an advanced technology – a subcutaneous ICD or S-ICD, a very specialized pacemaker. She is also a nurse in cardiac rehabilitation. “It is a personal and professional passion for me, I will be forever grateful that we have the innovative care here that has helped me and so many others. We are very fortunate.”