Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
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"I volunteer to try to help everyone affected by SCAD, and to educate the medical community -- particularly those in emergency medicine -- to recognize and treat SCAD quickly and appropriately."

Our Story

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, or SCAD, impacts the lives of both the afflicted and their families. It is most often misdiagnosed and can occur with no clear warning signs. SCAD Alliance is dedicated to understanding and managing this unforeseen condition and supporting those whom it has affected.


You Are Not Alone

We are a growing network of fellow Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection survivors, researchers and clinicians devoted to the mission of supporting you, your family and your health care team.


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We need research to understand Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. Your support can help us find the answers. Understanding the signs of SCAD can save lives and give family, friends, and patients dealing with this rare disease hope.

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SCAD News and Information

Reproductive health and SCAD

Watch this panel on women’s reproductive health and SCAD to understand what we know about the role hormones may play in SCAD. The doctors reviewed recommendations regarding contraception, pregnancy, and menopause symptom management. Most important, they offered sound advice gained through their personal experience helping SCAD patients. Two-time SCAD survivor and SCAD Alliance board member Rebecca

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Heart Month — Why SCAD clinical trials are so important

Our Heart Month “Ask the Experts” February 5 addresses the importance of clinical studies and women’s cardiovascular research. Listen through this link: https://youtu.be/YzPy3kg2d5E Special guests are all iSCAD Registry principal investigators (PI): Dr. Heather Gornik, University Hospitals — Cleveland Dr. Gretchen Wells, University of Kentucky Dr. Esther Kim, Vanderbilt University Meet the Panelists Dr. Heather

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End-of-Year Ask the Experts Round Up

Is SCAD heart disease? Can I ride a roller coaster? In the past six months, SCAD Alliance has solicited survivors’ questions to be reviewed and answered by an expert panel during our monthly webinars. Today, we close out the year by answering some unique questions and recapping some of the hot topics survivors care about.

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