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