The Climb to Conquer SADS
seeks to educate the public and the medical community on the three most important warning signs that could indicate the presence of a potentially lethal condition in young people:
For more information about placing a defibrillator in your community contact Anne Jolly, of SADS
UK, on 01277 811 215 or email infor@sadsuk.
6million samples after a campaign led by the Irish Heart Foundation, the SADs
group and cardiologist Dr Joe Galvin.
To find out more information on the SADS
Foundation or how you can help, please visit www.
is linked to anomalies in electrical workings of the heart and there are few prior symptoms, with victims appearing to be in prime health.
org and SADS
Foundation on Facebook, or call 1-800-STOP SADS
for more information.
TRAGEDY: Jamie Owens, above, died in November of sudden adult death syndrome, five years after his brother John, left and above left FAMILY LOVE: John and Jamie Owens, above and left, who both died of SADS
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Doctors from around the country are gearing up to participate in the first Climb to Conquer SADS
(Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndromes) presented by PGxHealth[TM], a division of Clinical Data, Inc.
Young people are most at risk from SADS
, with the 12 to 17-year-old age bracket accounting for 3.
As they tried to come to terms with their loss, Margaret and Robert found out more about SADS
, a condition which claims 500 children's lives every year.
After working closely with SADS
UK, a charity which supports clubs, schools and community groups with superb life-saving equipment, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was delivered to the club.
The condition usually affects people between the ages of 12 and 35, and it is believed that up to 19 people die each week as a result of SADS
, but it could be higher as it is often misdiagnosed.