Experts and families of healthy, young people who have suddenly died are speaking out about Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, or Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, known more commonly as SADS.
SADS, according to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), “is an umbrella term to describe unexpected deaths in young people (usually 40 years of age), whose cause of death following post mortem examination is ‘undetermined’ or ‘unascertained.’”
“She worked for an advertising company and was doing really well,” said Margherita Cummins, whose daughter Catherine Keane died suddenly at age 31. “She went to the gym and walked 10,000 steps every day.”
Cummins told the Irish Mirror last month that her daughter’s flatmates found Catherine’s dead body after she didn’t come down for breakfast.
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