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

NBC News Publishes Article on SCAD Survivor

After Hess’s second heart attack, it became clear that this was not a postpartum complication — she was diagnosed with spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD. Read the entire article: Why Heart Attacks Are Striking Healthy Young Women

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The Heart of Becky Pomerleau

Each case of SCAD is noteworthy. As an unsuspecting patient struck by SCAD, every survivor pushes through remarkable stressors during his or her recovery journey. The family, friends and support systems of these patients do too. SCAD Alliance board member Becky Pomerleau and her family faced the most dire SCAD situation possible. If it weren’t

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Seeing is believing on #GivingTuesday

Today, #GivingTuesday 2015, SCAD Alliance is proud to announce that funds raised are designated to support our exhibit at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 65th Annual Scientific Session in April 2016. Read more through this link to the latest SCAD Alliance eNews.

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