Lightning Learning: SADS

Lightning Learning: SADS

“Every week 12 young people in the UK die unexpectedly from a heart condition they didn’t know they had…”
— advice is based on local guidelines & procedures
 
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What?

SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) is inherited – it runs in the family.

Here are a few examples of conditions causing SADS:

Ion Channelopathies:

  • Long QT syndrome (LQTS)

  • Brugada syndrome

  • Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)

Conduction defects:

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome

The above conditions can trigger dangerous arrhythmia leading to cardiac arrest.

Why?

Every week 12 young people in the UK die unexpectedly from a heart condition they didn’t know they had.

SADS is often not diagnosed until one person in a family dies suddenly & unexpectedly.

An internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is implanted for patients at high risk of ventricular fibrillation.

Further Reading

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