What is SADS?

Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) are genetic heart rhythm abnormalities conditions that can cause sudden death in young, apparently healthy people, who may be undiagnosed. These conditions can be treated and deaths can be prevented.

Warning Signs

You should see a doctor if you have experienced:

Family history of unexpected, unexplained sudden death under age 40

Fainting or seizure during exercise, excitement or upon sudden shock or surprise

Consistent or unusual chest pain and/or shortness of breath during exercise


「睇恐怖片會嚇死人」並不是戲言,患有長QT綜合症的患者一旦受到驚嚇,原來有機會引發突發性心律失常,嚴重更可至心臟猝死。心臟科專科醫生指出,長QT綜合症是一種可致心律失常的遺傳病,患者有機會因突如其來的聲響、情緒波動或受到驚嚇而突然病發,建議有家族病史及運動期間經常暈眩的朋友及早診斷,做好預防措施而減低病發風險。病發時 心律每分鐘可高於250次以上心臟科專科葉玲玲醫生解釋指,長QT綜合症屬於其中一種..