Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions.
Aside from the pain and grief it causes, in 90% of cases, young sudden cardiac death is an avoidable waste of life, talent and opportunity, not just for the individuals and families affected but for society as a whole.
Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death.
Cardiac Risk in the Young:
- Promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research.
- Supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions.
- Offers bereavement support to families affected by young sudden cardiac death.
- Funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.
- Publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public.
Information about young sudden cardiac death and what can be done to prevent it, is available at www.c-r-y.org.uk