Tags: SADS Fact of Life
Posted: Tue, 05 Aug 2014
Quick action saves lives!
Staff at St Margaret's Sports Centre, Leicester proudly stand by a defibrillator for use in case of sudden cardiac arrest and to help save lives.
This vital piece of life saving which was donated by Dave Cawthorn on behalf of Leicestershire... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 14 Jul 2014
A heart with an abnormal structure (shape) can go into an abnormal rhythm. This can also happen if the shape is OK but the wiring is wrong.
Posted: Sat, 14 Jun 2014
12 young people aged 12-35 in Britain die each week from SADS – undiagnosed heart problems. They are denied the basic 'human right' to experience life to the full and develop their potential.
Posted: Mon, 12 May 2014
We can all save lives by learning CPR - keep hands on "buys time" while someone arrives with the defibrillator if there isn't one available close by.
Posted: Mon, 07 Apr 2014
A child/young adult should seen by a doctor if she/he has experienced below:
- Family history of unexpected, unexplained sudden death (under the age of 40).
- Do you get unusually short of breath during or shortly after exercise?(not explained by just being... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Mar 2014
SADS is caused when someone has a 'ventricular arrhythmia' – a disturbance in the heart's rhythm – which brings on a cardiac arrest, even though the person has no structural heart disease.
Posted: Fri, 14 Feb 2014
Can it happen to anyone?
Yes - you wouldn't know you had one of these heart problems but there are clues:
- A faint which wasn't typical – most faints happen if you are over-hot, over-full, stressed, standing up, etc and you felt like you were going... Read More »