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


近年,有關年輕人因運動導致心臟猝死的新聞屢見不鮮。心臟科專科醫生麥耀光醫生表示,年輕人猝死的個案大多與先天性心臟疾病有關,由於患者病發前可以毫無先兆,以至未能及早察覺病情而作出防範,當運動過度時,便有機會因心臟負擔突然加大,增加猝死風險,故提醒有家族病史的年輕人盡早進行基因測試及心臟檢查,由醫生評估後進行合適的對應治療,防患於未然。40歲以下猝死 多屬先天性心臟疾病麥耀光醫生解釋指,40歲以下人士..