Investigate

CRY’s research is preventing tragedies by transforming the way we investigate those people at greater risk of sudden cardiac death (YSCD).

In order for us to understand the best way to investigate those at risk our research focuses on improving our understanding of

  • How to test first degree blood relatives after a YSCD
    • Linking post mortem findings with clinical findings of all family members
    • The role of different tests during the family screening, including MRI and ajmaline tests
  • Risk stratification
    • How symptoms affect risk
    • What is the role of family history when an abnormality is identified
  • Sensitivity / specificity
    • Ensuring the testing procedure is able to identify those people at risk whilst reassuring those who are not at risk

CRY’s research programme is based at St George’s in London. The clinical director is Professor Sanjay Sharma who leads a team of cardiologists, specialist doctors, nurses, physiologists, and administrators to operate the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology. The Centre is linked with the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology, also at St George’s.

The research published within this centre has changed the way clinicians evaluate and risk stratify those who are identified through cardiac screening and first degree blood relatives after a young sudden death.