Parliamentary launch of the CRY All Party Parliamentary Group, by Ian Botham OBE

All Party Parliamentary Group for Cardiac Risk in the Young House of Commons Press Release – July 2002 North Durham MP, Kevan Jones met with Parliamentary colleagues on Monday 8th July to launch an All Party Parliamentary Group on Cardiac Risk in the Young at Portcullis House, Westminster. Mr Jones has been working with the […]


Physiologic limits of left ventricular hypertrophy in elite junior athletes: relevance to differential diagnosis of athlete's heart from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Sharma, S., Maron, B.J., Whyte, G., Firoozi, S., Elliott, P.M. and McKenna, W.J. “Physiologic limits of left ventricular hypertrophy in elite junior athletes: relevance to differential diagnosis of athlete’s heart from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2002 (October) Vol.40 Issue 8, p1431-1436  [Abstract]


Sudden death in young athletes: HCM or ARVC?

Firoozi, S, Sharma, S., Hamid, M.S. and McKenna, W.J. “Sudden death in young athletes: HCM or ARVC?” Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy 2002 (January) Vol.16 No.1, p.11-17  [Abstract]


David Staff Memorial Fell Race 2002

The five-mile fell race involves 900 feet of climbing and centres on Sunnyhurst Woods, Darwen. Former Blackburn Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School pupil, David Staff, died aged 17, after collapsing near the end of the 10k Darwen Dashers Road Race in 1994. He was found to be suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition resulting from the […]


My London Marathon 2002 by Cheryl Seaman

My twin sister Paula and I were very keen runners when we were younger, competing at school events and then with our club the Worthing Harriers. I ran the 800m and the 1500m when I was younger and moved on to the 400m Hurdles when I was a senior competing at county level. I had […]


Implant saves mum whose heart stops when toddler cries

Wales Daily Post – 26th November 2002 A special implant has saved a North Wales woman whose heart literally stopped when her toddler screamed. Nurse Rachel Wiln, 29, was diagnosed in march as having the same abnormal gene that killed her sister, Lisa, just over four years ago. Countess of Chester Hospital pediatric nurse Lisa […]


Winter 2002 Newsletter – Issue 31

CRY stormed into the New Year with its busiest week to date and the fantastic news that Ian Botham OBE has agreed to be the Honorary President of CRY’s Centre for Sports Cardiology. On Monday January 7 CRY’s Chairman Dr Greg Whyte and myself were invited by Ian and Kathy Botham to visit them at […]


My Big Brother, a letter from the heart

Twins Levon and Aron were identical, yet different in so many ways. Here Aran Morland, 22, explains… Dear Levon, Poor Mum was in for a hard time. Gritting her teeth, she pushed once again. With a final heave, the baby popped out. “It’s a boy,” said the midwife. But it wasn’t over yet. Ten minutes […]