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Sudden Cardiac Death In Elite Footballers Higher Than Anticipated

• One in 50 players had a heart abnormality that needed ongoing monitoring • Almost three quarters of footballers diagnosed were able to return to play • The FA continues to provide vital insight into screening policy in sport and has invested more than £3.1 million into its screening programme After a heroic effort in […]


Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 and 100 2018

Thank you and a massive congratulations to the 66 cyclists who braved the wet and windy weather on Sunday 29th July, taking on what is known as the world’s greatest festival of cycling; the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey. 51 cyclists took part in the 100-mile event and 15 cyclists took part in the 46-mile event. Around 25,000 […]


CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk 2018

There are 12 young sudden cardiac deaths in the UK every week. It’s why the number 12 is such an important figure to CRY and everyone who supports us. And as CRY staff, volunteers and 1,375 walkers gathered together in London on June 24th, we held our 12th annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk. […]


World Health Organization recognises Young Sudden Cardiac Death

This week we saw one of the most important steps in our campaign to prevent Young Sudden Cardiac Deaths. For the first time, causes of death including SADS, ARVC, Short QT (alongside Long QT, Brugada and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) are now being recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO has just released the ICD […]


Coping with Father’s Day by Alison Cox MBE

Fathers Day comes at a time of the year when Dads are happily poised, anticipating the prospect of being able to spend warm summer evenings enjoying outside activities with their family. Children love this time of year too. However the excruciating burden of coping with your feelings after a child has died suddenly changes the […]


British Cardiovascular Society Conference 2018 – Dr Steven Cox

Once again the team of Cardiac Risk in the Young doctors led by Professor Sanjay Sharma have had a massive impact at the British Cardiac Society conference this week. Some of the highlights included presentations from Prof Sharma, Dr Michael Papadakis, Dr Elijah Behr, Dr Sabiha Gati and Dr Aneil Malhotra. But the real highlight […]


New Insights Into Key Cause of Sudden Death Among Young Athletes

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare inherited heart condition that has long been recognised as an important – yet elusive – cause of sudden cardiac death among young athletes. However, new research funded by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is challenging the conventional belief that ARVC is predominantly a disease […]


The critical issue of family screening

The critical issue of family screening – Alison’s Column Update 74 In 1995 when I started taking calls – nearly always from distraught mothers after the sudden death of their child – one of the most important things I knew that I needed to clarify was whether they had any other children because of the risk […]


12-month elite athlete heart screening programme launched in memory of Aaron Dixon

CRY are pleased to announce the launch of a 12-month heart screening programme for elite athletes at key sites across the UK in memory of Aaron Dixon (who tragically died from an undiagnosed heart condition, aged just 23) and thanks to support from the JD Foundation. The screenings will be delivered in partnership with the […]


Ajmaline test Q&A with Dr Michael Papadakis

Dr Michael Papadakis answers some of your questions about their recent research publication identifying the importance of routine ajmaline testing after a SADS death. Q. When families are referred after a sads death to the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiac Conditions at St George’s Hospital would they always/usually have the ajmaline test on the same […]


CRY Update Magazine 74

Read Update 74 here CRY Update 74 reports on all the CRY news, events and fundraising from September to December 2017. October was an important month for research with the annual CRY Conference in London. A wide range of experts presented, including several CRY Research Fellows, CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma and Professor Mary […]


CRY’s Research Programme by Dr Steven Cox

In the UK, CRY are best known for raising awareness of cardiac conditions in young people, for the support we offer to those who have been affected, and for the cardiac screening services we offer to all young people. Throughout the rest of the world we are better known for the research we are publishing, […]


Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

Congratulations and a huge thank you to all the CRY runners who took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 on Sunday 22nd April on what has been reported as the hottest London Marathon on record! We’re extremely proud of all our runners and grateful to them all for choosing to support us. 99 […]