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


SADS HK Foundation (SADS HK) has commissioned the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to conduct research on the “Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA..