Mike Hess has a unique perspective on SCAD. He has personal experience with the impact of SCAD as the husband of a two-time SCAD survivor. In his professional life, he is Vice President, Heart Failure Research & Development, Cardiac Rhythm Heart Failure Division at Medtronic. In his 26 years with Medtronic, Mike has experience in corporate technology, clinical trial management, and program management. His honors include: Medtronic Technical Fellow, Medtronic Bakken Society, and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow. Mike has to his credit 35 patents and numerous publications. His academic credentials include a BS in Biomedical Engineering and an MS Software Engineering.