CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)
Every week 12 apparently 'fit and healthy' young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions in the UK. CRY offers counselling and support to families affected, as well as working to raise awareness and to support medical research.
Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD.
CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research.
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The emotional impact of the sudden, seemingly inexplicable death of a young person on their family cannot be underestimated. CRY offers emotional and clinical support following a young sudden cardiac death.
Screening to identify young people at risk is cost-effective when conducted correctly - the conditions can be treated, securing a future for those identified. All young people should have the choice to be tested.
- 12 to 16 years old
- 17 to 25 years old
- Heart conditions
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