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SADS - sudden arrhythmic death syndrome

Download the SADS bookletBHF calls for SADS researchIf you would like to download the new CRY SADS booklet in PDF format go to the website www.sads.org.uk

The printing of this booklet was funded by a grant from the British Heart Foundation. 

Copies of this booklet are available on request in the UK. Call the CRY office on 01737 363 222.

The booklet provides information for the family and relatives of a young person who has died of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome - SADS - and was written by Dr Elijah R Behr MA MRCP

The booklet:

  • describes what happens after someone has died suddenly and unexpectedly

  • explains how the heart works and how it can cause sudden death

  • explains what causes SADS and why it is important that the close blood relatives of the person who has died should have a medical examination and tests to find out if they have inherited the same condition

  • describes the tests your doctor may ask you to have, and

  • offers advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle if you are found to have one of the conditions that can sometimes lead to sudden death.

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