Watch the story of the man who has died nine times in his life
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A man, from Australia’s Sunshine Coast and now living in London, has revealed that he has died nine times as he suffers from a condition that makes his heart stop regularly since he was 20.
Jamie Poole once had four cardiac arrests in just three weeks.
Though Jamie has survived his hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and nine cardiac arrests in his life, the doctors say that his heart would not last another five years.
Jamie, who was born with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, has been advised not to do exercise by the doctors.
An electronic device called an ICD has been inserted inside his body which restarts his heart whenever it stops.
According to DailyMail, Jamie said: “The first time I had a cardiac arrest was when I was 20. They took 45 minutes of CPR to get me up. I woke up a week later from a coma and was told everything that happened.”
“The second time I was at my cousin’s. I felt dizzy and went into cardiac arrest. I remember waking up thinking ‘did I really go to my cousins or was it all a dream?’”
“The third time was actually not until two-and-a-half years later, my first in London, while I was walking to work. The fourth time was actually fourth and fifth.”
“I stubbornly went straight back to work after my third cardiac arrest and, exactly one week later, I woke up at the bottom of the stairwell, before going into yet another cardiac arrest.”
Despite all this, Jamie enjoys his life fully and has travelled all over the world. He jokes: “It’s funny every time my mum calls she asks me – have you died this week? I am happy to answer – not this week.”
“I think I’m risking a little bit more just for those moments of experience. I think there is some level of risk I like to take to make sure that I am still experiencing an interesting, full life.”
“I went snowboarding down the French Alps and it didn’t even cross my mind that might actually be dangerous for my condition.”
Jamie advises everyone to just enjoy the little things and cherish those moments.
“I think my other advice would be that memories are more valuable than things. Go and experience the world”, he said.