Project information

Cardiac Risk in the Young Research Fellows

CRY’s research fellows are supervised by Professor Sharma. They are trained to have expertise in Sudden Death Syndrome. They work in the CRY Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Clinics, and in CRY’s screening programme. Each fellow will take forward a specific area of research.

2 Years

Charity information

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

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  • Need


    Every week in the UK 12 'apparently fit and healthy' young people die suddenly from undiagnosed heart conditions. CRY's Research Fellows will work prevent further tragedies from occuring in the future.


    CRY's new Research Fellows will work on research projects investigating Sudden Death Syndrome to work towards reducing the amount of tragedies that occur in the future. They will also help young people now through working in CRY clinics with families who are facing a diagnosis or who have lost a loved one. They will also play a very important role in CRY's screening programme, detecting cardiac condtions in young people.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve understanding of Sudden Death Syndrome in young people and the conditions that cause it.


    » To carry out research using CRY Fellows who will have a strong clinical and academic record. To screen young hearts and help those with conditions.

    Success will be...To effectively carry out research and deliver findings through peer reviewed publications.

  • Impact


    The project will result in a better understanding of Sudden Death Syndrome and the conditions that cause it. The screening work Research Fellows carry out will result in the detection of cardiac conditions in young people that can subsequently be treated. The work in CRY clinics will result in better services for young people who have been diagnosed with cardiac conditions.


    CRY has a number of strategies in place to manage the risks of this project. For example screening insurance, a child protection policy and child protection training.


    With regular updates and invitations to come to CRY screening events so they can see our work as it happens.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Salary of one Research Fellow annual salary of one fellow
  • Background


    St George's Hospital London


    Young people with cardiac conditions and families who have lost a young person to Sudden Death Syndrome.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Cardiac Risk in the Young is the only charity in the UK that focuses on Sudden Death Syndrome and the conditions that cause it. It has 21 years experience of producing high quality research in this area.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Professor Sanjay Sharma (Hons), MD, FRCP (UK), FESC

    He oversees research at CRY. He is Professor of Inherited Cardiovascular Disease & Sports Cardiology at St George's.