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SADS - Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome

SADS is a website containing information for the family and relatives of a young person who has died of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) sometimes called sudden adult death syndrome.

This website outlines the possible causes of sudden death in young people and children. It concentrates on the medical conditions responsible for a sudden unexpected death where a definite cause cannot be found, even after a postmortem.

This is called Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, or SADS.

The website:

  • describes what happens after someone has died suddenly and unexpectedly

  • explains how the heart works and how it can cause sudden death

  • explains what causes SADS and why it is important that the close blood relatives of the person who has died should have a medical examination and tests to find out if they have inherited the same condition

  • describes the tests your doctor may ask you to have, and

  • offers advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle if you are found to have one of the conditions that can sometimes lead to sudden death.

The SADS website is produced by CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), which is a registered charity.

Who to contact

01277 811215
SADS - Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome

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