A child, youth or a person in the middle stages of life may be at risk from sudden cardiac death due to an underlying heart condition. He or she will appear healthy and in many cases you will have no idea that something might be wrong. With knowledge of the signs, symptoms and genetic implications, these cardiac conditions can be diagnosed and treated appropriately. SADS UK raises awareness about heart conditions that can cause a Sudden Arrhythmic Death (SAD). The charity works with Government Departments to introduce new guidelines to safeguard those who may be at risk from a fatal cardiac arrhythmia. The charity raises awareness about conditions that may cause SADS and symptoms that need further investigation. It highlights the fact that conditions can be hereditary. The primary purpose of this website is for general guidance; those concerned about health issues should speak to their GP for further advice.