About Us

SCAD is a difficult diagnosis to get your heart around. We’re here to help.

Our Mission – The SCAD Alliance mission is to be the leader in advancing the science of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) through improved knowledge and cooperation among health care professionals, patients and their families. We pursue this mission by educating key audiences and fostering unique interdisciplinary research collaborations.
Our Vision – To empower each SCAD survivor with an accurate diagnosis, superior outcome and answers.

SCAD Alliance is a unique organization with an integrated approach to the challenges facing spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, patients and those who care about them. Our four-leaf “lucky” heart logo represents the torn artery we must overcome, supported by family, health partners, and researchers.

With a focus on collaboration, SCAD Alliance has incorporated the many disciplines that play a role in researching spontaneous coronary artery dissection and caring for patients. We have crafted a team whose members are expert in the fields of cardiology, vascular disease, clinical psychology, connective tissue disorders, obstetrics/gynecology, endocrinology, and genetics.

Founded in November 2013, our name says it all: SCAD Alliance.

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