What is SADS?
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.
How Can Sudden Cardiac Death be Prevented?
Recognition of “The Warning Signs” and early medical intervention are the keys to preventing sudden cardiac death in children and young adults.
SADS stands for
The Warning Signs
These symptoms are not conclusive in and by themselves but the presentation of any one symptom requires an immediate cardiac evaluation.
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 and/or unexplained sudden death, especially in the young.