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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NEJM features Massachusetts General Hospital SCAD team

The December 21, 2017, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) features SCAD and explores what clinicians consider in making the SCAD diagnosis. Congratulations to Dr. Malissa Wood, Dr. Mark Lindsay and the entire SCAD research team at Massachusetts General Hospital on publishing this important work. To read the case record, click below

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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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New psychosocial research to benefit survivors

Motivated by her personal journey as a SCAD survivor, SCAD Alliance board member Tina Pittman Wagers, M.S.W., Psy.D., is leading a research study of the psychosocial impact of the SCAD experience. The survey launched today on social media with the following announcement: What is it like to survive SCAD? WeHave-Your-Say3 want to hear from you.

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ePatient Strategies Discussed at Summit

In June, SCAD Alliance co-founder Katherine Leon presented at the 14th Annual Patient Adherence & Access Summit, held in Philadelphia. Leon participated in the session, “Patient Initiated Campaigns — Strategies to Increase Support and Engagement.” She focused on how the nature of SCAD leads to medication adherence challenges, specifically that most of SCAD survivors “go

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