Tom James MBE

Living with atrial fibrillation Watch CRY Patron Tom James MBE talk with Professor Sharma about his experience of finding out and living with atrial fibrillation below. Tom James MBE is featured in CRY’s myheart booklet, which also includes 10 stories from young men and women who have written about their experience of suddenly being diagnosed with a […]

Chris Currie

Living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and an undiagnosed condition Watch myheart member Chris Currie go through test and speak with Professor Sharma about having an ICD and undiagnosed condition below.

“HOTLY-TIPPED” band sing from the heart as they embark on nationwide tour

Midlands band, Miccoli, to play at some of the UK’s busiest shopping malls as part of nationwide awareness campaign in partnership with leading cardiac charity. Family rock trio, Miccoli, are today [Saturday 30th August] launching a nationwide, 12 week tour of large shopping centres across the UK to raise awareness – particularly amongst a young […]

Rachael Marchant

Living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and an undiagnosed condition At the age of 22 I noticed my heart seemed to ‘jump’ around and beat in an unusual way. I contacted my GP on a particularly bad day and was referred to a cardiologist. I spent 5 years under the cardiologists care and received […]

Chris Smith

Living with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome I underwent a catheter ablation procedure in November 2009 after being diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome in May 2009 following a CRY screening at Myerscough College in March 2009. I was a fit and healthy swimmer in my final year at school, I trained at my club 5 times a week and […]

Sarah Bond

Living with Brugada syndrome I’m Sarah. In January 2012 I was diagnosed with a heart condition known as Brugada syndrome, something that I have had since birth yet was completely unaware of – living like any other healthy 31 year old woman; going to the gym, work and starting off newly married life with my […]

Danielle Cummings

Living with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as a baby. My dad and the majority of his family suffered from the disease. It was my parents’ decision for me to undergo genetic testing, which came back positive for having the gene but not the disease. While growing up I had biannual checkups […]

YBFIT by Paula Simmonds

My brother died suddenly, aged 31, in Australia. He was very fit and healthy. As a result, my family and I had to undergo genetic heart testing. Some of my family, including myself, were diagnosed with a hereditary heart condition called Brugada syndrome. Through this I was introduced to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) […]

Clipper for CRY by Jennifer Hill

My name is Jennifer Hill, I’m 32 and writing this article on my return from Australia. Holidays in Australia may conjure up images of sun, sand, surf, sightseeing and sipping cocktails but for me there was endless sea salt, giant ocean swell, soggy clothes, battling storms in the Southern Ocean, relentless sail hoisting and constant sleep […]

Marfan’s syndrome

Marfan’s syndrome is a disorder that affects many parts of the body including the heart, blood vessels, skeleton, and eyes. One in 5000 people in the United Kingdom have Marfan’s syndrome and both men and women can be affected. People with Marfan’s syndrome produce abnormal connective tissue. Connective tissue helps hold the body together, binding […]