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When GM was still at university around 1998, some anomalies were noted in her ECG report. After various examinations, ARVC (arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy) was diagnosed in 2006, which was a rare type of cardiomyopathy in SADS. At first, GM was shocked and could not believe the diagnosis, but after consultations with the doctors and being encouraged by them, GM understood that an ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) would save her at critical moments, and so she agreed to an implantation. To date, the ARVC has little adverse effect on her life and work, and GM had her second ICD implanted this year. GM hopes that her story will reassure others that with appropriate treatments, the impacts of SADS on daily life can be minimal.