School visit to the Royal Brompton Hospital

Dr Mary Sheppard invited secondary school students with an interest in science and medicine to the Royal Brompton Hospital for an afternoon of short lectures and demonstrations; Dr Sanjay Prasad gave a presentation on cardiac imaging; some willing patients allowed the students to view their echocardiogram with Dr Christine Thorp; and Dr Sheppard used animal hearts to demonstrate features of the normal and abnormal heart.

Two representatives from CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), both of whom have experienced the sudden cardiac death of a son, spoke about the charity's work in screening and counselling families.