Family Health History Month
November is National Family Health History Month!
November is National Family Health History Month, and it’s a great time to talk to your family about your cardiac condition.
Family Health History Month is a national initiative that encourages families to share their medical history with relatives who may also be affected – and possibly save their lives!
Family Health History Month is particularly important for the SADS community. SADS conditions are genetic – meaning that if you’re affected, people in your family may be affected too (including aunts and uncles, cousins, and extended family).
By reaching out to your family and making them aware of your condition (and the possibility that they could be affected too), you could save the life of a loved one, or even a distant relative!
SADS conditions are treatable, but only if the person affected is diagnosed. Encourage your family members to get screened as soon as possible; if you or a family member need help finding a heart rhythm specialist, click below.
Genetic Testing Survey for Family Health History Month
How can I participate in Family Health History Month?
Talk with your family members and let them know about your SADS condition (see tips below).