Since CRY was founded in 1995 huge progress has been made in the identification and management of young people at risk of sudden cardiac death. This has been possible due to the 100s of MPs who have supported CRY, usually due to a personal experience of a tragedy through their family, friends or a member of their local constituency. The support of MPs is now more important than ever to ensure UK policies reflect best practice in taking forward a national strategy for the prevention of young sudden cardiac death.
CRY is urging all MPs to sign a pledge to support a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death to help save young lives.
Current UK policies are contradictory, with UK guidelines based on inconsistent assessments of the incidence, methods of diagnosis and management of cardiac conditions in young people.
More information about the pledge and why a National Strategy is important can be found here.