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Ground-breaking research sheds light on accuracy, cost-efficiency of routine cardiac screening in athletes


news-medical.net – 23rd February 2017 A ground-breaking paper published simultaneously in two leading international heart journals [20 February 2017] casts fresh light on the current debate relating to the accuracy and cost-efficiency of the ECG as a screening tool to identify athletes with potential life threatening heart conditions – also showing promise for the future […]

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24th February 2017


Cardiac Screening; Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late…


The Huffington Post – 13th February 2017 Recently, (Wednesday 1 February, 2016 – the start of the annual awareness campaign, Heart Month) the British Heart Foundation issued a statement suggesting “around 620,000 people in the UK are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death.” […]

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14th February 2017


Rates of young people dying from cardiac arrest 12x higher than official statistics


PoliticsHome – 2nd February 2017 PoliticsHome speaks to Cardiac Risk in the Young’s CEO, Dr Steven Cox, about why sudden death syndrome in the young is not the ‘tiny issue’ the National Screening Committee has made it out to be. Read more

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2nd February 2017


Heart checks: Who should be tested?


BBC News – 1st February 2017 Each week in the UK, about 12 seemingly healthy people aged 35 or under are victims of sudden cardiac death, largely due to undiagnosed heart conditions. Read more

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‘I found my son dead in bed’ Mum’s horror at finding healthy ‘happy-go-lucky’ son, 14, dead three days before Christmas after he died from sudden cardiac arrest in his sleep


The Sun – 6th January 2017  A heartbroken mum has warned parents of the danger of sudden cardiac arrest after discovering her 14-year-old boy dead in his bed. Read more

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9th January 2017


‘I found my son dead in bed’ Mum’s horror at finding healthy ‘happy-go-lucky’ son, 14, dead three days before Christmas after he died from sudden cardiac arrest in his sleep


The Sun – 6th January 2017  A heartbroken mum has warned parents of the danger of sudden cardiac arrest after discovering her 14-year-old boy dead in his bed. Read more

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Jason Manford paid £600 for a meet and greet with HIMSELF so he could grab an early night


The Sun – 6th December 2016 Exhausted Jason Manford outbid fans in a charity auction to win a meet and greet with him – because he needed his bed. Read more

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7th December 2016


New study shows cardiac screening is cost-effective and must be offered to all young people


News Medical – 6th December 2016 The Government has “got it wrong” when it comes to listening to the recommendations of its National Screening Committee regarding the implementation of a UK cardiac screening programme for your young people. Read more

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Leading heart charity urges all MPs to make pledge to help save young lives


news-medical.net – 26th November 2016 The leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is urging all MPs to make a pledge to support a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death to help save young lives. Read more

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28th November 2016


Original 2010 Team Sky jersey worn by Bradley Wiggins up for auction


Cycling Weekly – 15th November 2016 With Bradley Wiggins beginning his final week of racing at the Ghent Six on Tuesday, you’ve now got the chance to own a little bit of history by buying one of his original Team Sky jerseys. Read more

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16th November 2016


Free health MOT for first time Virgin Money London Marathon runners over 40


virgin.com – 26th October 2016 The Virgin Money London Marathon’s medical director is looking for first time marathon runners over the age of 40 to participate in a heart and knee research study. Read more

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27th October 2016


Screening toddlers for heart disease


Boots WebMD – 27th October 2016 New research involving more than 10,000 children in England says a heel prick blood test (known as a heel-stick test) on 1 to 2 year-olds can identify those with an inherited condition which can lead to an early heart attack. Read more

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Father spends four years and £15,000 building a ‘dream’ tribute to his beloved Tottenham Hotspur


Daily Mail – 22nd October 2016 …Last year devoted father Chris Embling took home the top prize after he spent thousands on building a games room in tribute to his dead son Rory, who was struck down by sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. Read more

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24th October 2016


Girl, 17, fitted with life-saving pacemaker after school screening spots major heart defect


The Sun – 8th October 2016 A student told she had a major heart defect after attending a school screening has been fitted with a life-saving pacemaker – at the age of just 17. Read more

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10th October 2016


BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat – 4th October 2016


CRY Chief Executive Dr Steven Cox talks to Newsbeat following the tragic death of Daniel Wilkinson and calls for all young people who play sport to be screened for heart conditions. Listen here

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7th October 2016


Daniel Wilkinson death: ‘Too many are being lost to cardiac issues’ – experts


BBC Sport – 4th October 2016 All young people involved in sport should be screened for underlying heart conditions, experts say. It comes three weeks after 24-year-old non-league footballer Daniel Wilkinson died during a game. Read more

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4th October 2016


Nicola’s Great South Run in memory of boyfriend


greatrun.org – 29th September 2016 A woman whose partner tragically died when they were both taking part in a charity cycle will take on the Great South Run with a team of supporters after setting up a running group in his memory. Read more

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29th September 2016


‘Beautiful and caring’ student, 19, died in her sleep at her university halls of residence from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome


Daily Mail – 29th September 2016 The family of a student who died suddenly in her sleep have paid tribute to a daughter who was ‘beautiful inside and out’. Read more

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Student, 19, found dead at Sheffield Hallam University from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome


The Sun – 29th September 2016 A 19-year-old student who was found dead in her student lodgings after returning to university for the second year of her studies has been remembered for her “big smile”. Olivia Mae Woodward, who was discovered in Sheffield Hallam University’s Exchange Works halls of residence, died from Sudden Adult Death […]

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Herkimer Generals honor life of former captain on Pete McAvoy Night


WKTV.com – 14th September 2016 The Herkimer College men’s soccer team held Pete McAvoy Night as the team hosted Tompkins Cortland Community College on Wednesday. Read more

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15th September 2016


Great North Run 2016 – BBC Coverage


CRY runner and ex-Sunderland footballer Michael Gray was interviewed before the race by Kaiser Chiefs lead singer Ricky Wilson (56:17). Former British athlete Colin Jackson then interviewed CRY runners after the event in the CRY tent (3:42:35) Watch the interviews here

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14th September 2016


Test EVERY teenager for the deadly heart defect that stole our lovely Alex in her sleep: Mother’s plea after losing her daughter to a rare condition


Daily Mail – 6th August 2016 The anguished parents of a schoolgirl who died in her sleep from an undiagnosed heart condition have hit out at health chiefs’ refusal to introduce cardiac screening for all young people. Read more

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8th August 2016


‘He had massive dreams’ Mum’s heartbreak as footballer son, 17, dies from heart attack after plunging head underwater in swimming pool on dream Turkey holiday


The Sun – 26th July 2016 The heartbroken mum of a football-loving 17-year-old who died after plunging his head into a swimming pool has said she still can’t understand how her fit and healthy son is gone. Read more

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26th July 2016


Boxing for charity


Handling & Storage Solutions – 25th July 2016 Aganto’s sales administrator, Isla Dunning, will be taking part in a charity fight next week for chosen charities Stroke Association and Cardiac Risk in the Young. Read more

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Sir Ian Botham and Shane Warne Set For Golfing Extravaganza


Golf Monthly – 20th July 2016 Sir Ian Botham and Shane Warne will play 18 holes in 18 different cricketing counties culminating at The Belfry to raise money for the Beefy Foundation. Read more

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21st July 2016


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