Recent headlines are reporting an increase in a formerly rare cause of death. SADS is an acronym for two descriptions of the same cause of death. This umbrella term covers deaths related to a sudden, unanticipated heart condition. Sudden Adult Death or Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) indicates a death caused by a rare, unexplained change in heart rhythm, or arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is defined as an abnormal heart rhythm caused by a spontaneous change in the natural, electrical impulses that regulate your heartbeat. SADS has been a phenomenon used to describe a death with no other known cause, especially in young adults and those under the age of 40. If and when an autopsy is performed, it appears as though the heart is in pristine condition. However, there has been such a significant increase and awareness of these types of death in the last year and a half, that they don’t feel nearly as rare as they once did.
Melbourne’s Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia, is developing a database due to the number of healthy, young people who’ve recently died from SADS. Reports are coming in from all over the world and include children as young as 13 years old to adults. Athletes in the prime of their life and in seemingly peak health have been collapsing on playing fields. Just last month in Ontario, Canada, five doctors suddenly died within two weeks. The most recent was a 27-year-old triathlete and pediatrician. The Toronto Sun report of her death also mentioned the others:
Trillium Partners staff physicians Dr. Jakub Sawicki, Dr. Stephen McKenzie and Dr. Lorne Segall died last week, just days after the tragic death of North York General Hospital’s Dr. Paul Hannam, an Olympian who died during a run at 50 years old.
Any death is tragic, but a rash of sudden, unexplained deaths of healthy, young people opens many doors for questions.
SADS and Myocarditis
SADS and myocarditis can go undetected until it’s too late. Unfortunately, the consequences can be deadly. According to the Myocarditis Foundation:
A rare form of heart disease, myocarditis develops when the heart muscle becomes inflamed and enlarged, thus weakening the heart. Naturally, the risk of sudden death for people with myocarditis is a reason for concern.
The page goes on to say:
Sudden death syndrome (SDS) refers to an umbrella of cardiac conditions, such as myocarditis, that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and even death. It presents as sustained abnormal electrical activity within the heart. Sudden death due to a loss of heart function typically occurs within one hour of symptoms beginning, which may include:
- Trouble breathing
- Loss of consciousness
- A fluttering feeling in the heart or heart palpitations
- Unexplained chest pain and/or fainting, especially when exercising
However, in some cases, symptoms may not be present at all, and victims may die instantly. Unfortunately, many people don’t know they have SDS until a cardiac event occurs.
Myocarditis and Vaccines
Within six months of the vaccine roll-out, reports of myocarditis from teens to the military were reported. Finally, at the end of June 2021, the FDA added a warning stating COVID vaccines were linked to cases of myocarditis. However, by that time, several young people had already suffered heart damage, and some had died.
A study published in PubMed October of 2021 indicated that a 22 year-old man’s
primary cause of death was determined to be myocarditis, causally-associated with the BNT162b2 (Pfizer) vaccine.
The product insert for the Pfizer product clearly states increased risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, especially within the first 7 days of the second dose.
Myocarditis and Autoimmune Reactions
Myocardial muscle inflammation as well as other arrythmia-associated disorders and syndromes are common in those with autoimmune diseases. In a PubMed study entitled Cardiac Arrhythmias in Autoimmune Diseases, cardiac involvement in autoimmune disorders is recognized due to the systemic nature of symptoms.
It is crucial to understand the mechanisms at play and treatments that can either support, or hinder the heartrate, heartbeat, and the myocardial muscle.
Autoimmune Reactions Increase Following Vaccines
In December 2021, a study was published entitled: New-onset autoimmune phenomena post-COVID-19 vaccination. The abstract of the study summarizes:
Vaccination programmes are being rolled out globally, but most of these vaccines have been approved without extensive studies on their side-effects and efficacy. Recently, new-onset autoimmune phenomena after COVID-19 vaccination have been reported increasingly (e.g. immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia, autoimmune liver diseases, Guillain–Barré syndrome, IgA nephropathy, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus). Molecular mimicry, the production of particular autoantibodies and the role of certain vaccine adjuvants seem to be substantial contributors to autoimmune phenomena.
VAERS Reports and Symptom Onset or Death
There have been 29,790 deaths reported to VAERS in connection with the COVID vaccines since December of 2020. In comparison, there has been a total of 39,390 total deaths reported in relation to all vaccines since VAERS was established in 1990. In 22 months, The COVID vaccines attributed to the reporting of over 75% of vaccine-connected deaths.
The bulk of the deaths reported show a direct correlation to the time of administration as well.
SADS isn’t the first sudden death syndrome. SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is the tragic, leading cause of death beading the ages of 1 month and 1 year of age according to the NIH.
Most SIDS deaths happen in babies between 1 month and 4 months of age, and the majority (90%) of SIDS deaths happen before a baby reaches 6 months of age. However, SIDS deaths can happen anytime during a baby’s first year.
The timing of SIDS in relation to vaccines has also raised significant awareness and led to studies for those who are willing to ask questions. A published, peer-reviewed study entitled, Vaccines and sudden infant death: An analysis of the VAERS database 1990–2019 and review of the medical literature connects the timing by stating:
Of 2605 infant deaths reported to VAERS from 1990 through 2019, 58 % clustered within 3 days post-vaccination and 78.3 % occurred within 7 days post-vaccination, confirming that infant deaths tend to occur in temporal proximity to vaccine administration.
The study goes onto indicate that many infant deaths that may be classified as suffocation or SIDS, are often “misclassified” and are likely post-vaccination deaths.