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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.

 

Give Today

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

Introducing the SCAD Alliance storefront!

Purchase items for your daily use, while supporting SCAD patients and research. The SCAD Alliance phone case speaks volumes. Say good morning with a SCAD Alliance mug. Host a party in a SCAD Alliance apron. Every SCAD Alliance item starts a conversation about spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Each purchase benefits SCAD Alliance and our programs,

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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

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