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Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD).


Preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.


Our Services

  • Support

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

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.


  • Research

CRY’s research programme gives us unique access to general population-based data, enabling comparisons between athletes, ethnicities and gender. Better understanding of what is normal for young people, can better identify and treat those at risk.


  • Awareness

Awareness not only helps identify those at risk, but also ensures correct clinical practice when treating a young person with an inherited cardiac condition.


Who is this aimed at?

CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD.


Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).



This support is free, there is no charge.


How to get involved

If you would like to speak about bereavement support or would like advice about expert pathology or cardiology, please contact CRY’s support team by phone or email.


If you are living with a condition and seek support, please Visit the Myheart website or want more information please Visit the CRY website.


Contact details


Phone: 0173 736 3222


For further information

For more information about Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) search Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in this directory.


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