Sudden Adult Death

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

A charity which offers help, support and counselling to families where there has been a sudden cardiac death of an apparently fit and healthy young person (Sudden Death Syndrome). Has expert medical information about heart conditions provided by doctors.

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SADS - sudden arrhythmic death syndrome

Information for the family and relatives of a young person who has died of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome - SADS sometimes called sudden adult death syndrome

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Ashley Jolly Sudden Adult Death Trust

The Trust was set up to provide information on sudden adult death, typically caused by an underlying heart condition. This site provides information and links to other resources. Conditions covered include: sudden arrhythmia death syndrome, cardiomyopathy, cot death.

See also our bereavement page

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
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7713 (v3)
Last Checked:
18 November 2011

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