Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
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"SCAD Alliance is the 'heart' of collaborative SCAD science and progress. I volunteer to ensure that everyone understands that every blockage is critical, and we won’t rest until the cause of artery dissection is understood."

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

This week, Kendra Scott “Gives Back” to SCAD Alliance

This week, Monday through Wednesday (February 5, 6 and 7), you can shop beautiful Kendra Scott jewelry and home items and support SCAD Alliance at the same time. All merchandise is eligible for a 20% donation to SCAD Alliance. And, shipping is free! Mention “SCAD Alliance” as you place your order by email or phone on

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Saint Luke’s Town Hall: SCAD–Unique or Not?

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Dr. Tracy Stevens and Dr. Jason Lindsey will host a SCAD Town Hall at the Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center at Saint Luke’s of Kansas City, MO. All are welcome, so make your plans today to learn more about SCAD and ask the questions most important to you. Marcia

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Dr. Esther Kim presents SCAD at Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, Dr. Esther Kim spoke at the Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center in Kansas City, MO, to a very interested crowd of cardiovascular physicians. Her talk, “Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: An Emerging Cause of Myocardial Infarction,” was the featured lecture of the week’s Cardiovascular Grand Rounds. Dr. Kim

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