Funding the project is the Alexander Jansons Foundation which was established by the family of Alexander Jansons, aged 18 years who sadly died suddenly of myocarditis in July 2013.
Andy Jansons said: “We set up the foundation after a very difficult time for our family. We needed to find out why Alexander died and the more we looked into myocarditis once it was found to be the cause, the more we realised there is little information about the condition and doctors know very little as well.
"Royal Brompton Hospital specialists helped confirm Alexander’s diagnosis and the foundation is now funding a research team looking at myocarditis led by cardiology consultant, Dr Sanjay Prasad.”
The funding includes two members of the research team: clinical research fellow, Dr Amrit Lota and research nurse, Rebecca Wassall.