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Alyn Smith MP Backs Heart Health Campaign

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Categories: Charities and Third-Sector, News

Stirling MP Alyn Smith has thrown his support behind a charity campaign, aimed at increasing awareness and taking action on Young Sudden Cardiac Death (YSCD).

Heart charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) have campaigned vigorously for widespread national testing of young people using ECGs, and are fighting to convince the UK National Screening Committee on the importance of implementing such measures.

By the charity’s estimate, 12 people under the age of 35 die each week in the UK, due to undiagnosed heart conditions.

Alyn Smith MP said:

I’m happy to offer my support to CRY, and speak out for the health of young people across Scotland and the UK. The charity’s proposals seem common sense to me, and one that could make a profound difference to the lives of so many families at risk of losing a loved one.’

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Charity Website: https://www.c-r-y.org.uk/

Pictured – CRY support sign