Young adults are dropping dead of something called "Sudden Adult Death Syndrome" and doctors are just completely stumped about it
· Jun 8, 2022 ·

Nothing at all weird about this, no siree:

People aged under 40 are being urged to have their hearts checked because they may potentially be at risk of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

The syndrome, known as SADS, has been fatal for all kinds of people regardless of whether they maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

SADS is an 'umbrella term to describe unexpected deaths in young people', said The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, most commonly occurring in people under 40 years of age.


Now, it's true that this syndrome has been around for a while. But it's also the case that they've apparently only just recently felt the pressing need to get together a database about it:

Melbourne's Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is developing the country's first SADS registry.

'There are approximately 750 cases per year of people aged under 50 in Victoria suddenly having their heart stop (cardiac arrest),' a spokesperson said.

'Of these, approximately 100 young people per year will have no cause found even after extensive investigations such as a full autopsy (SADS phenomenon).'


I'll be interested to see what that database says!

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