Principal runs the Marathon on behalf of heart screening charity CRY

The 39th London Marathon took place at the weekend with a record number of entrants – including the Principal of St George’s, Professor Jenny Higham.

Professor Higham decided to run her first-ever marathon this year in support of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), the charity which aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in young people and provides cardiac screening throughout the UK.

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Tooting 'Science Stars' graduate

On Wednesday 27 March, fourteen GCSE students from Ernest Bevin College in Tooting Bec attended a graduation ceremony from the Science Stars programme at St George’s.

In total, 15 students from the college completed the 20-week programme created by our Widening Participation team in conjunction with St George’s alumnus, and Lecturer in Education at the University of Gloucestershire, Neil Gilbride.

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St George’s cardiac team gets Royal seal of approval at London Marathon

Experts from St George’s, University of London, were on duty in case of medical emergencies at this weekend’s 36th London Marathon as over 40,000 runners took part in Britain’s largest sporting event. 

As the Medical Director of the Virgin London Marathon, Professor Sanjay Sharma, of St George’s University of London, is ultimately responsible for the organisation of medical support for the runners.

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Athletes will get improved heart screenings thanks to new ECG guidelines

This week new international standards have been published which will help doctors responsible for the cardiovascular care of athletes.

22 February 2017


Modifying ECG guidelines could result in cheaper cardiac evaluations for athletes

A new study is holding out the possibility of more affordable electrocardiograph screening evaluations for young athletes.

26 August 2016


St George's launches first Sports Cardiology MSc

St George's, University of London is launching the first graduate course in the rapidly evolving field of sports cardiology.

14 July 2016