Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)
SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) is when someone passes away suddenly as a result of cardiac arrest, but the cause of it cannot be determined. A cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating.
A Defibrillator (often referred to as an AED, defibrillator or Defib for short) is a computerised medical device which delivers an electrical current through the chest which aims to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm allowing it to pump again.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that can help save someone’s life if their breathing or heart stops.