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Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Charity information

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

CRY has developed a heart screening programme and funds medical research, to help reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD).

CRY provides bereavement support to families who have experienced a young sudden cardiac death and offers information highlighting potential genetic risks posed to themselves and their families. CRY also provides emotional support to young people diagnosed with cardiac conditions through its myheart network, which helps them to cope with their condition.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    Every week in the UK, at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die suddenly and unexpectedly from an undiagnosed heart condition. Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is the only charity in the UK offering proactive cardiac screenings to young people between the ages of 14-35.

    The charity has two main aims:
    1. Saving young lives
    2. Helping those affected

    The strategies employed to save young lives are:
    • raising awareness of cardiac risk in the young
    • operating a national cardiac screening programme
    • funding medical research into young sudden cardiac death

    The strategies employed to help those affected are:
    • supporting families after a tragedy
    • funding the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology.
    • funding the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions & Sports Cardiology
    • supporting those diagnosed through our myheart Network.

  • Aims

    Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to:

    • Cardiac Screening - CRY’s subsidised screening service is available to any person aged between 14 and 35. CRY currently holds over 300 cardiac screening clinics around the UK each year.
    • Bereavement support Network - CRY’s network is made up of volunteers with experience of a similar tragedy who have undertaken CRY's accredited counselling training to help others cope.
    • CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology - CRY provides this service – and funds the cost of coroners’ referrals – so that families no longer have to wait up to 24 months for the cause of death.
    • Support for young people with cardiac conditions - CRY’s myheart network offers help, support and information to young people who are coping with the diagnosis of a heart condition.
    • CRY's research is vital in helping us to better understand YSCD and improve our ability to diagnose and manage conditions, which is important with the growing number of young people diagnosed.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1050845

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 31

    Part time staff: 12

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 01737 363222

    Address: Unit 1140B The Axis CentreCleeve RoadLeatherheadSurrey KT22 7RD

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • CRY Pathology Centre

    After a young sudden cardiac death expert pathology is essential. When a cause of death is... More
  • CRY Video Production

    CRY are looking to create a series of online support resources for young people going thro... More
  • CRY's New Screening and Research Database

    Due to the rapid expansion of CRY’s research and screening programmes, we are in need of... More
  • Cardiac Risk in the Young Research Fellows

    CRY’s research fellows are supervised by Professor Sharma. They are trained to have expe... More
  • Bereavement Support Training

    As part of our bereavement services, CRY fully funds a two year skills and theory resident... More
  • The CRY Myheart meetings

    The CRY Myheart Network offers medical information and emotional support to young people w... More
  • Holter Monitor

    The Holter is a recording device that records the electrical activity of your heart for 24... More
  • Echocardiograph Machine

    Echocardiograph machines are needed as part of CRY’s screening programme as after an ECG... More
  • ECG Machine

    Cardiac screening is an important area of CRY's work to reduce the incidence of young sudd... More
  • Cardiac Screening Clinic

    Every week in the UK, at least 12 apparently fit and healthy, young people die suddenly an... More
  • CRY International Medical Conference

    Each year, CRY holds its International Medical Conference in London, bringing together exp... More
  • New CRY Centre at St George's Hospital

    CRY needs to establish a new CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiac Conditions and Sports Cardio... More