The importance of correct pathology cannot be overstated as it gives families the opportunity to obtain valid answers to the cause of death and to quantify the risk posed to other family members.

Unexplained sudden death often recorded as ‘natural causes’.

Most tragedies are due to sudden cardiac death.

Professor Mary Sheppard

The Fast-track expert cardiac pathology service
identifies the Cause of death within 2 weeks,
(Prior to this service they could wait up to 24 months)

Service lead by world expert Professor Mary Sheppard

Until the cause of death is determined it is often not possible to test other family members who may be at risk from the same cardiac abnormality.

The CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology

Fully funded by CRY

The role of the coroner following a young sudden cardiac death

The role of the expert pathologist