Medical Care After SUDC

 

"Will this happen again? If no one can tell me why my child died, how can anyone be sure it won't happen again? How can I be proactive to protect my family...and have some peace of mind?" Families who are coping with a sudden unexplained death of a family member often have anxiety about their family health and the risk of reocurrence. Laura Crandall, President, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the SUDC Foundation

The loss of a child is tragic for all involved. Grief is immense and can be all-consuming. A sudden unexplained death offers even more unanswered questions for both families and their physicians. Below is helpful information to better understand the death investigation process, medical testing consideration for family members, and medical testing considerations for subsequent pregnancies and newborn SUDC siblings.

Medical information for family members and their physicians to review

Cardiogenetic Clinics For Families

Some specially trained clinics exist to screen and evaluate families with a history of sudden unexplained death.

Additionally, the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) is also a  good resource to locate specialists who can assist those in screening family members of sudden death.