Campaigners seek action to prevent sudden heart deaths among young
The Guardian – 3rd March 2006
By Polly Curtis (Health Correspondent)
CRY’s permission to publish this full article ended in March 2011.
This article came a year after the government told primary care trusts to implement better referral programmes for people suspected of suffering from heart conditions which could lead to sudden death. This was not only to ensure that doctors did not misdiagnose young people suffering from some early warning signs; but also – CRY had hoped – compel them to refer the families of victims for cardiac screening.
At the time of this article, CRY believed there were 400 young sudden cardiac deaths each year in the UK; in 2011 we now know there are at least 600.