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

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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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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