Cardiac Arrest in Young People

Position Statement

The Faculty supports the work of CRY in screening for cardiac abnormalities in the young, including young athletes.

There are many different causes of cardiac arrest in young people and sudden death syndrome (SDS) is an umbrella term often used. CRY provides medical information and a screening programme for the most common causes of unexpected sudden cardiac death in the young (under 35).

Visit CRY’s website for full information http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/cardiac-screening/

View the FSEM’s position statement Automated External Defibrillators in Public Places.

©Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK –  published November 2016, to be reviewed November 2019.

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