SADS - sudden arrhythmic death
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.
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
describes what happens after someone has died suddenly
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.