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SADS is an umbrella term used to describe a death that has occurred prematurely in a persons normal life-span. The acronyms stand for Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). It is where the heart goes into a chaotic rhythm from which it cannot return naturally. The person suffers a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). There are various cardiac conditions that could lead to a SADS death if left undiagnosed or untreated. The following subsections include detailed information on each of these conditions:
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricle Dysplasia (ARVD)
Brugada Syndrome
Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
Long QT Syndrome (LQT)
Short QT Syndrome
Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW)

SADS UK provides various medial leaflets on these conditions and other supporting information. These can be provided free of charge, please contact us for quantities. Alternatively use the links below to download:

Heart disease does not just affect those in the later years of life Why we need aeds? Supporting families affected by cardiac conditions Do you suffer from fainting spells? Genetic cardiac conditions and procedure following a sudden death The long QT syndrome-Genetic types explained The long QT syndrome The wpw syndrome The brugada syndrome Catecholamingergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)

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