SADS Foundation Mission
To save the lives and support the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities.
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Facts about these Genetic Conditions:
  • Each year in the United States, hundreds of young people die suddenly and unexpectedly due to cardiac arrhythmias.
  • These conditions include Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Brugada Syndrome, etc.
  • LQTS is now known to be 3 times more common in the US than childhood leukemia.
  • HCM is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in people under 35.
  • Most cardiac problems that may cause sudden death in the young can be diagnosed and treated.
  • With treatment, people with these conditions can have normal, productive lives.
  • Most sudden cardiac deaths in children are due to hereditary conditions—so every family member should be tested.
Warning Signs:
  • Family history of unexpected, unexplained sudden death in a young person (under 40), including sudden drowning and single car accidents
  • Fainting (syncope) or seizures during exercise (or right after exercise), excitement or being startled
  • Consistent or unusual chest pain and/or shortness of breath during exercise
  • Ask your school or child’s sports association to make this questionnaire a mandatory for all kids before they participate in any active sport.
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