Mission & Values
The Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation exists to save the lives and support the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities.
1. Increase Awareness of SADS Foundation and SADS Warning Signs
Increase the general public’s knowledge of the warning signs that may identify the child or adult at risk for sudden cardiac death.
2. Enhance Patient and Family Support
Provide information, resources, and support to assist children and their families to make informed medical decisions and to live and thrive despite the challenges of these conditions.
3. Expand Education to Health Professionals
Facilitate early recognition and accurate diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities by ensuring that healthcare providers have all available current and relevant information.
4. Increase Advocacy for Research, Screening (Diagnosis) and Medical Treatment
Encourage increased arrhythmia research, nondiscriminatory treatment and efforts that will improve the quality of life for patients with heart rhythm abnormalities.