Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)
By Ballyclare High School on 18 November, 2019
This is CRY’S raising awareness week and as a school we feel very strongly about the lack of opportunities for our young people to be screened ahead of time to prevent a sudden death.
Every week at least 12 young people, apparently fit and healthy young people, die of undiagnosed heart conditions.
In our eyes just one is too many and we are particularly aware due to the death of one of our own pupils.
We urge you to make your voices loud and clear to the government when the opportunity arises, to give us the opportunities nearby to test.
For more information link to www.myheart.org.uk and read on.
- Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions.
- In 80% of cases of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) there are no prior symptoms.
- CRY’s mission is to prevent young sudden cardiac death through awareness, screening and research, and to support families after a tragedy.
- CRY promotes the choice for screening. All people aged 14 to 35 should have the choice to be screened. www.testmyheart.org.uk
- 1 in 300 people will have potentially life-threatening heart condition.
- CRY’s screening programme is heavily subsidised and all of our publicly available screenings are funded by CRY families, these are in memory of someone who has died a sudden cardiac death, meaning CRY’s screenings are free for the public to attend. www.testmyheart.org.uk
- CRY’s screening programme tests elite Olympic athletes; England Rugby Football Union and all Premiership Rugby Football Union clubs; Great Britain Rugby League and Super Rugby League clubs; Lawn Tennis Association players; County Cricket clubs and some premier league and Football League clubs.