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Sudden cardiac death affecting 12 young people every week - what is this ‘silent killer’?

Clarissa Nicholls It's been described as a “silent killer” of young, seemingly fit people. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

The charity Cardiac Risk in the Young estimates that every week, at least 12 people aged between 14 and 35 suffer sudden cardiac death - and 1 in 300 may carry the condition.

A leading pathologist has told this programme they believe those figures are an under-estimate.

The mother of one young woman who died is campaigning for grassroots sports clubs to give young athletes - who are potentially most at risk - mandatory heart screening by specialists.

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