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Cascade testing for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Cascade testing for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Publication date: Thursday, 08 September 2016
Contributor(s): Jeremy Bray

The British Heart Foundation has launched the Miles Frost Fund to establish a UK-wide cascade testing service for families at risk of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

The fund has been established in memory of Sir David Frost’s son Miles who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2015. Miles was an incredibly fit 31 year-old in the prime of his life when he was struck down by a cardiac arrest out of the blue. He had gone out for a run and was found by his youngest brother George in the driveway of the Frost family home.

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Information on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from the British Heart Foundation

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Category: Have You Heard
Edition: Volume 1 Number 9 PCCJ Online 2016
Contributor(s): Jeremy Bray

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