A person who passes away suddenly from a suspected heart rhythm abnormality is said to have died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). Heart conditions such as Cardiomyopathy and Long QT Syndrome are the main causes of SADS. It is estimated that 70 to 100 people, under the age of 40 years, die in Ireland each year from SADS.
For more information on SADS please see here
The Irish Heart Foundation supports members of our SADS Support Group with our Nurse Support Line and Heart Support Network Facebook page.
You can join our Heart Support Network private Facebook page here