Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.
Preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.
The role of a CRY Representative is to be an advocate for CRY and to have input in the development of CRY’s aims and initiatives in their designated area. All of our representatives are volunteers.
This section of the website covers CRY’s efforts to engage with UK Government and Parliamentarians, and to raise awareness in Westminster of young sudden cardiac death. And information about the CRY APPG.
CRY employs 38 people at their head office, 5 staff who work predominately outside of the office for our screening programme/logistical duties. CRY also employs cardiac physiologists on an ad hoc basis for our mobile screening programme.