C-R-Y Cardiac Risk in the Young
Shocking new statistics that show the number of young people who lose their lives from the tragic condition sudden cardiac death now stands at 12 every week – a staggering 50% rise on previous estimates. In the UK unexplained sudden death is frequently recorded as due to death from natural causes.
3 local Islanders are trying to raise enough money to have a heart screening unit brought over to the Island to detect any undiagnosed heart defects. Tina Maretic whos daughter had WPW and Andrerw Quew who’s wife Gemma died last year are looking for anyone who might be able to help them with their fund raising or to kind make any donations. CRY was launched in 1995, and works tirelessly to raise awareness and influence legislation to reduce the unacceptable number of young cardiac-related deaths each year. 12 young and apparently fit and healthy people a week in the UK die from Sudden Cardiac Death – this is widely accepted as a conservative estimate – the real figure is likely to be much starker. CRY’s robust campaign focuses on the urgent need for Electrocardiogram (ECG) screening in all young people between the ages of 14 and 35, which could detect heart defects before a tragedy occurs. Expert diagnosis is vital however, and CRY advocates that. ECG’s must be interpreted by cardiologists with expertise in this specialist field.
To help us raise funds or find out more information call Tina 07898893449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to make a donation that will go towards the heart screening uni t for the Island then please go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/FransCRY