2017 is Emerald and Heart Research UK's 50th Anniversary. In February, 2014, Martin Fojt (Chairman of Emerald Publishing) suffered a sudden and fatal heart attack, which was a huge surprise and loss to us all. Sudden Cardiac Death (SDC) of this type is responsible for over 3 million deaths per year, worldwide and is the focus of a specific piece of research that we will support this year. We hope that Emerald and its community will really get behind this charity, in what is a very special year and in doing so remember Martin and ensure that he is part of the celebration. We aim to raise £50,000 to support HRUK research into SDC.
Professor G Andre Ng is leading the project entitled Novel and Emerging Technologies (NET). Professor Ng's team has developed two new tests based on ECG, for measuring the risk of SCD. They have already shown these tests to be effective in predicting which patients are at high risk of SCD in a series of short studies at Leicester. This project builds on earlier work and will look at the predictive value of these tests in larger numbers of patients which is necessary before the tests can become routine clinical practice.
Look out for the numerous events taking place throughout the year and thank you so much for your support!
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