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Calls for wider cardiac screening as new research confirms it’s not just athletes and “sporty” young people at risk

Published papers conclude that sudden arrhythmic death (SADS) is more common ‘at rest’ or whilst sleeping than during excessive exercise Researchers funded by the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) have today [16 December 2014] published new research in the journal, “Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology”1 highlighting that more than 80% of cases of young […]


A heartfelt thank you to leading retailer from Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Staff and customers from McColl’s Retail Group (which has over 1315 stores across the UK) have been applauded by the Chief Executive and founder of CRY for their huge fundraising efforts over Halloween 2014 Throughout October, staff fundraising events – as well as the many customers who showed their support to the campaign via in-store donations […]


Asian Professional Awards 2014 Nomination for Prof Sharma

CARDIAC RISK IN THE YOUNG (CRY) LEADS THE WAY IN CONGRATULATING ITS CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGIST FOR MAJOR NOMINATION Leading cardiologist, Professor Sanjay Sharma has been shortlisted in the Medical category at the inaugural Asian Professional Awards. Over 4,000 nominations and votes were received this year paying tribute to inspirational individuals from the Asian community that contribute […]


Parliamentary launch of the CRY All Party Parliamentary Group, by Ian Botham OBE

All Party Parliamentary Group for Cardiac Risk in the Young House of Commons Press Release – July 2002 North Durham MP, Kevan Jones met with Parliamentary colleagues on Monday 8th July to launch an All Party Parliamentary Group on Cardiac Risk in the Young at Portcullis House, Westminster. Mr Jones has been working with the […]


CRY Surgery Supporters Club member Laura John tosses the coin for the Men's Singles Final at Wimbledon

GAME, SET AND MATCH TO LOCAL GIRL, LAURA July 5th 2004 – Press Release Mens Wimbledon Finals Laura John (14) from Southampton yesterday took on the prestigious role as official ‘coin tosser’ for the Men’s Singles Final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships – representing the national charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). It is […]


The Department of Health announce the launch of the new NSF chapter on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death

New NSF chapter on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death Press Release – 4th March 2005 25,000 Lives Saved By Speedier Heart Treatment The NHS has delivered substantial progress on the promises it made to tackle the biggest killer in England today – heart disease. At a conference of heart experts and patients today, Health Secretary […]


RFU voice their support for CRY, with plans for increased screening of young rugby players

RFU support cardiac screening for young players Press release – 31st March 2005 The Community and Performance Departments of the Rugby Football Union have announced their support for the charity, ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’ (CRY). CRY was formed in 1995 and its primary aim and objective is to raise awareness of cardiac risk in […]


CRY invests £300,000 to advance understanding of genetic silent killer – young sudden cardiac death

Press release – 1st March 2007 Two years on from publication of the NHS Chapter 8 strategy on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death, leading charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), has committed to fund coroner referrals to an expert cardiac pathologist when a young person dies suddenly and the cause is unknown. This offer […]


CRY welcomes reforms to the Coroners and Justice Bill

20th January 2009 Leading heart charity applauds the launch of the reformed Coroners and Justice Bill The Chief Executive of a charity – dedicated to supporting parents, partners and children who have lost a young (age 35 and under) loved one suddenly – is today (Tuesday January 20th) welcoming reforms to the new Coroners and […]


CRY’s new ‘A Partner’s Grief’ booklet launched on Valentine’s Day

On February 14th (2014), Valentine’s Day bereavement experts from the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) are unveiling a powerful and moving new book for the partners of young people who have tragically lost their lives to sudden cardiac death. The booklet, ‘Young Sudden Cardiac Death: A Partners’ Grief’ which has been compiled by […]


CRY Launch new booklet "A Partner's Grief"

On February 14th, Valentine’s Day bereavement experts from the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) are unveiling a powerful and moving new book for the partners of young people who have tragically lost their lives to sudden cardiac death. The booklet, ‘Young Sudden Cardiac Death: A Partners’ Grief’ which has been compiled by CRY’s […]


Local Dad pays tribute to son with Kent Cricket shirt partnership

Paul Daniels from Bickley has become Kent Cricket’s latest shirt partner – in tribute to his son Ben, an aspiring cricketer who died suddenly in 2011 at the age of 15.  In collaboration with leading heart charity, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), Paul has become the shirt partner of Kent Cricket’s Calum Haggett, who […]


CRY welcomes the long awaited overhaul of the coroners’ service in England and Wales

Alison Cox MBE, Chief Executive and Founder of CRY, comments on the proposed modernisation of the coroners’ service in England and Wales As a charity that has campaigned for several years for drastic improvements to the coroners’ service in England and Wales, we greatly welcome the appointment of the new Chief Coroner and the series […]


A Father's Grief – Behind the Bravado

CRY launches new resource for dads following the sudden cardiac death of a ‘fit and healthy’ child Bereavement experts from CRY are today (Sunday 16th June 2013) unveiling a powerful and moving new book for the dads of young people who have tragically lost their lives to sudden cardiac death. The book, “A Father’s Grief” […]


Health Secretary sets out strategy to tackle mortality and cardiovascular diseases

Response from Dr Steven Cox, Director of Screening at the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY): “Today’s announcement reinforces the importance of health checks to improve prevention and management of people at risk of heart conditions. “We also hope this is will be a positive step in working with GPs to ensure the correct […]


CRY confirmed as Cardiff Blues' nominated charity

Welsh Rugby Union club Cardiff Blues are delighted to confirm CRY as their nominated charity for the 2012/13 season. The team chose CRY because of the close link with Cardiff Blues Marketing Executive, Georgina Hughes, who lost her brother Matthew to sudden cardiac death in 2007 when he was just 17 years of age. Read […]


Health Secretary sets out strategy to tackle mortality and cardiovascular diseases

Response from Dr Steven Cox, Director of Screening at the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY): “Today’s announcement reinforces the importance of health checks to improve prevention and management of people at risk of heart conditions. “We also hope this is will be a positive step in working with GPs to ensure the correct […]


Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) asks the British public to 'sign up' in support of screening

Following the sudden collapse of footballer Fabrice Muamba on Saturday 17th March, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has launched a national campaign – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/31819 – to maintain pressure on the Government and professional sporting bodies to offer cardiac screening to young people who might be at risk. Whilst Fabrice Muamba’s condition is reported to […]


Affairs of the heart

All rugby players over the age of 16 are being encouraged to undergo cardiac screening tests.


Secretary of State "makes a splash" in support of leading heart charity

Students from Elsley School and Ernest Bevin College (South West London) had a unique opportunity to meet the Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP on Thursday 4th March and to thank him for introducing the increasingly popular Swim4life initiative that provides under 16s across the UK with free swimming. The Swim4life […]


GAME, SET AND MATCH TO LOCAL GIRL, LAURA

Laura John (14) from Southampton yesterday took on the prestigious role as official ‘coin tosser’ for the Men’s Singles Final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships – representing the national charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). It is a sad irony that just a few years ago, Laura was warned that she’d never be able […]


An 'Ace' Day Out For Local Boy, James Doherty

Teenager James Doherty, who had Wimbledon dreams shattered by devastating heart condition, takes starring role at world’s most famous tennis tournament. James Doherty (14) from Codicote fulfilled his life long ambition by appearing on Centre Court on Sunday 5 July, as he took on the prestigious role as official ‘coin tosser’ for the Men’s Singles […]



Early findings show Government framework to reduce sudden cardiac deaths in young people is ineffective

Press release – 1st March 2006 Today, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) publishes the results of a new survey which indicates that one year on since the introduction of Chapter 8: Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death of the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease, a staggering 97% of all Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) […]


Launch of the CRY Screening Service for Northern Ireland

The University of Ulster has teamed up with CRY to launch the first independently funded heart-screening clinic in Northern Ireland. CRY will offer a screening service based at the UU Clinic in the Jordanstown campus. Final-year Clinical Physiology students will have the opportunity to carry out the screenings after initial training from CRY representatives. The […]


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