Coronary artery anomalies and the role of echocardiography in pre-participation screening of athletes: a practical guide

Raghav T. Bhatia, Jan Forster, Melanie Ackrill, Nikhil Chatrath, Gherardo Finocchiaro, Saad Fyyaz, Hamish MacLachlan, Aneil Malhotra, Sarandeep Marwaha, Michael Papadakis, Liam Ring, Sanjay Sharma, David Oxborough & Dhrubo Rakhit Read the full paper: here Coronary artery anomalies (CAAs) represent a diverse spectrum of congenital anomalies of the origin of a coronary artery, or the […]


Yield of Molecular Autopsy in Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes. Data from a Large Registry in the United Kingdom

Read the full paper here Gherardo Finocchiaro, Davide Radaelli, David Johnson, Raghav T Bhatia, Joseph Westaby, Stefano D’Errico, Michael Papadakis, Sanjay Sharma, Mary N Sheppard, Elijah R Behr. Europace. 2024 Jan 30.Abstract:Background: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) may occur in apparently healthy individuals, including athletes. We report the diagnostic role of post-mortem genetic testing, molecular autopsy […]


Mechanisms of adaptation to high intensity exercise in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

J Basu, P Ricci, H Maclachlan, C Miles, R Bhatia, G Parry-Williams, S Sharma, M Tome, D Nikoletou, M Papadakis, J O’Driscoll. 09 November 2023. Read the paper here Abstract Background: Many individuals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) demonstrate exercise limitation. For a proportion this may be related to their overall cardiorespiratory fitness influenced by physical activity habits, body mechanics, or habitus. In others there is […]


Comparing clinical outcomes in bicuspid versus trileaflet aortic valve endocarditis 

N Chatrath, J Dargan, R Hampal, N Kaza, R Bhatia, S Fyyaz, H Maclachlan, A Breathnatch, S Sharma, M Papadakis, M Tome Esteban, A Marciniak. 09 November 2023. Read the paper here Abstract Background: The incidence of bicuspid aortic valve infective endocarditis (BAV-IE) has been reported at 2% in contemporary BAV cohorts with an estimated risk of developing BAV-IE 11 times that of the general population […]


The aortic root in young adults

N Chatrath, R Bhatia, S Fyyaz, J Forster, S Marwaha, C Scrocco, N Jayaratne, B Ensam, E Androulakis, S Al-Turaihi, S Sharma, M Tome Esteban, M Papadakis. 09 November 2023. Read paper here Abstract Background: Aortic size varies between individuals and is influenced by age, gender, body size and blood pressure. There are numerous studies aimed at defining normative aortic root measurements, but the vast majority of […]


Prevalence and diagnostic significance of de-novo 12-lead ECG changes after COVID-19 infection in elite soccer players

Raghav T Bhatia, Aneil Malhotra, Hamish MacLachlan, Sabiha Gati, Sarandeep Marwaha, Nikhil Chatrath, Saad Fyyaz, Haroldo Aleixo, Samar Al-Turaihi, Aswin Babu, Joyee Basu, Paul Catterson, Robert Cooper, Joelle J N Daems, Harshil Dhutia, Filipe Ferrari, Juliette C van Hattum, Zafar Iqbal, Alexandros Kasiakogias, Antoinette Kenny, Tamim Khanbhai, Shafik Khoury, Chris Miles, David Oxborough, Kashif Quazi, Dhrubo Rakhit, Anushka Sharma, Amanda Varnava, Maria Teresa Tome Esteban, Gherardo Finocchiaro, Ricardo Stein, Harald T Jorstad, Michael Papadakis, Sanjay Sharma. Heart (British Cardiac Society). 2023 May 26. Read the paper here. Abstract: […]


Prevalence and diagnostic significance of de-novo 12-lead ECG changes after COVID-19 infection in elite soccer players

Raghav T Bhatia , Aneil Malhotra, Hamish MacLachlan, Sabiha Gati, Sarandeep Marwaha, Nikhil Chatrath, Saad Fyyaz, Haroldo Aleixo, Samar Al-Turaihi, Aswin Babu, Joyee Basu, Paul Catterson, Robert Cooper, Joelle J N Daems, Harshil Dhutia, Filipe Ferrari, Juliette C van Hattum, Zafar Iqbal, Alexandros Kasiakogias, Antoinette Kenny, Tamim Khanbhai, Shafik Khoury, Chris Miles, David Oxborough, Kashif […]


CRY Update Magazine Issue 87

Read Update 87 here! Issue 87 of the CRY Update magazine covers all news, events and fundraising from January to April 2022. Our first piece of major news in this period came at the start of Heart Month in February, as we announced the renewal of our partnership with Sunrise Radio for another 12 months. Our