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.
Stay tuned for the next Let’s Talk SADS Live Webinar scheduled for Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 at 12 noon ET
1 in 500
Living with HCM
1 in 2500
Born with Long QT Syndrome
Canadians under age 35 die annually
Of sudden deaths reported pre-event warning signs
SADS Warning Signs
Fainting (syncope) or seizure during physical activity.
Fainting (syncope) or seizure resulting from emotional excitement, emotional distress, or startle.
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
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Information for Coaches & Teachers
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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.
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
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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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