This booklet will help you come to terms with a sudden cardiac death in your family, caused by sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS). It explains what this may mean for your family, what to expect at an inherited heart conditions clinic and the healthcare professionals that may be involved in your family’s care.
This booklet briefly describes the diagnosis, treatment and screening for conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac death. It includes information on the following conditions:
- Long QT syndrome (LQTS)
- Short QT syndrome (SQTS)
- Brugada syndrome
- Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)
- Progressive cardiac conduction defect (PCCD).
For more information on these conditions, see our booklet Life with Inherited abnormal heart rhythms.