The University of Gloucestershire is playing host to a public lecture discussing sudden cardiac death in young people and how it can be managed.

Published: 22/05/2015 14:48

As part of the Stop the Heartbreak campaign, on 23 June at 6pm, Diane Crone (Professor of Exercise Science) and Eve Scarle (Senior Lecturer in Sport and Physical Activity) will be at the university’s Park campus explaining the underpinning causes of sudden cardiac death, the role of screening for young people and the common misconceptions associated with this area of heart health.

'We hope that as many parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers and anyone who has an interest in the health of young people can find the time to come to our talk,’ says Diane. ‘Heart problems which can cause fatal events in young people are often not fully understood or even known about and we hope to explain what they are and most importantly how they can be detected to save young people's lives.’

The lecture will also launch the latest aspect of the Stop the Heartbreak campaign, developed in partnership with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, promoting the local availability of defibrillators and the importance of this life saving tool within the county and surrounding areas.

The lecture is free for everybody to attend although booking is required. Book your place online and join us for what promises to be a fascinating and instructive evening.