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This website outlines the possible causes of sudden arrhythmic death. It concentrates on the medical conditions responsible for a sudden unexpected death where a definite cause cannot be found, even after a postmortem.
This is called Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, or SADS.
What is the difference between Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)
and Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)?
Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)
Sudden cardiac death is a dramatic and/or spontaneous death that is thought to be (and usually is) caused by a heart condition.
Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)
In about 1 in every 20 cases of sudden cardiac death, no definite cause of death can be found, even after the heart has been examined by an expert cardiac pathologist. This is then called Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome. In the past it has also been called Sudden Adult Death Syndrome or Sudden Death Syndrome but, because it affects children too, the term Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome is now used. It is thought that cot death (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS) may be partly due to the same causes responsible for SADS.
What happens after an unexpected sudden death in a young person
After an unexpected sudden death it is usual that the coroner of the area where the death has happened will ask for a post-
Information courtesy of www.sads.org.uk