Canadian Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation

SADS refers to a variety of cardiac arrhythmia disorders which are often genetic and can be responsible for sudden death in young, apparently healthy people.

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1 in 500

Living with HCM

1 in 2500

Born with Long QT Syndrome

600

Canadians under age 35 die annually

50%

Of sudden deaths reported pre-event warning signs

SADS Warning Signs

5

Fainting (syncope) or seizure during exercise, excitement, or startle.

5

Consistent or unusual chest pain and/or shortness of breath during exercise.

5

Family history of unexpected sudden death during physical activity or during a seizure, or any other unexplained sudden death of an otherwise healthy young person.

Information for Patients & Their Families

Please check out our many publications, articles, and links to credible and helpful websites.

Information for Coaches & Teachers

Help save a life. Learn more about the symptoms for inherited cardiac rhythm disorders.

Information for The Healthcare Community

SADS refers to a variety of cardiac rhythm disorders which are often genetic and can be responsible for sudden death in young, apparently healthy people.

Featured Publications

LQTS: An Information Booklet for Patients and Their Families

This booklet has been written in an easy to read, patient friendly format and provides excellent information for those diagnosed with LQTS.

Long QT Syndrome in Women

As a woman with LQTS, your risk of experiencing symptoms may change at different stages of your life. Please read further…

Cardiac Channelopathies: An Information Booklet for Patients and Their Families

This publication is an excellent summary of several cardiac channelopathies including LQTS, CPVT and others.

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