About Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation
The SADS Foundation – Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation (SAD) is a national, non-profit organization that was established in 1991. Its mission is to save the lives of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities. The foundation is dedicated to increasing the general publics knowledge of the warning signs of heart rhythm abnormalities that can cause sudden death in the young. SADS provides information, resources, and support to assist patients and families to make informed medical decisions and to live with the challenges of these conditions. SADS serves as a physician referral resource center and facilitates several family support groups and a person-to-person networking program. The foundation also seeks to provides advice to physicians who care for people with long qt syndrome. In addition, the foundation is interested in the identification of individuals and families at risk for these diseases and in assisting families of those affected. SADS facilitates several family support groups and a person-to-person networking program.