Cardiac Risk in the Young

Since 2017 Amber Valley SSP have worked in partnership with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to reduce the risk of Young Sudden Death Syndrome (YSDS) by hosting FREE heart screenings exclusively for 14-35 year olds in Amber Valley. 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 (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death by running screenings and providing guidance to improve heart health.

The screenings help to identify any heart defects or abnormalities early and allow patients to receive a diagnosis and immediately be referred for hospital treatments or further testing. CRY recommend the screenings for anyone with family history of heart abnormalities and elite level athletes whose heart will be regularly put under additional stress. AVSSP plan to continue to host heart screenings to support the local community as part of their link work with Amber Valley secondary schools and in partnership with CRY.

If you would like to find out more about how to raise much needed funding in order to deliver heart screening sessions please get in touch via