Cardiac Research

CRY IRELAND SUPPORTING RESEARCH FOR CARDIAC RISK IN YOUNGER PERSONS AT THE CRYP CENTRE 

The Board of Trustees of CRY Ireland at a recent meeting voted unanimously to provide funds to create a Clinical Research Post at the new Centre for Cardiac Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP Centre) at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght.


The Centre, which opened its doors in November 2008, is the only full-time service in the country dedicated to evaluation of inherited heart disease and cardiac disease in younger persons. As a national centre in a relatively compact nation, the Centre is uniquely positioned to engage in research into inherited cardiac disease.


At the moment the major project about to commence at the Centre is research into improving early diagnosis of inherited heart disease in young people, looking at additional benefit of high-quality cardiac imaging with MRI scanners ain addition to usual tests. The Team at the CRYP centre are also developing research projects into the genetics of inherited heart disease.


The Researcher appointed and supported by CRY will also be developing a national database for recording all cases of inherited cardiac disease. Without this information realistic planning of the services needed for these conditions across the nation cannot be achieved.


Dr Tosin Osuntokun, a Senior Registrar on the Cardiology Specialist Registrar Training scheme, has recently commenced work on these projects and hopes to complete the work within 3 years.


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