SCAD survivors’ perspectives featured in professional journal

Unique insight into the experiences of SCAD survivors was recently published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention (JCRP), a journal devoted to improving the integrated clinical practice of cardiac and pulmonary rehab professionals.

Many SCAD survivors may remember participating in the online psychosocial survey, a SCAD Alliance collaboration with fellow survivor and clinical psychologist Tina Pittman Wagers, MSW, PsyD. Also a volunteer advisor of SCAD Alliance, Dr. Pittman Wagers and her team at the University of Colorado analyzed the data from more than 400 surveys and worked diligently on this important work to ensure publication. SCAD Alliance co-founder and Board Chair, Katherine Leon, also is an author on the paper.

The manuscript, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) — Female Survivors’ Experiences of Stress and Support¬†appears in the June 22, 2018, issue of JCRP.