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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 ...

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, ...

SCAD Alliance board member to present at Stanford conference

SCAD Alliance board member, Tina Pittman Wagers, MSW, PsyD, on campus of University Colorado - Boulder (far right) Dr. Tina Pittman Wagers, SCAD Alliance board ...

SCAD Alliance issues Emergency Medicine White Paper to aid patient care

The critical point in the care of most SCAD patients occurs at the emergency department, where they are either assessed or sent home without a ...

Exhibit Well Attended by ER Docs at #AAEM15

Emergency physicians at #AAEM15 took a serious look at SCAD and asked many questions to better understand their role in heading off heart attack or ...

Successful exhibit at NIH for Rare Disease Day

On February 27, 2015, SCAD Alliance participated in global Rare Disease Day by exhibiting at NIH for the third consecutive year. In addition to meeting ...

SCAD Alliance releases “Stop SCAD, Save a Heart” infographic

In recognition of National Wear Red Day with The Heart Truth and Go Red For Women on Feb. 6, 2015, SCAD Alliance has created "Stop ...

Huffington Post profiles SCAD survivor and author Deborah Daw Heffernan

Deborah Daw Heffernan, a survivor of a heart attack caused by the rare disorder spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), is profiled on Huffington Post in ...

“Stop The Heartbreak” video released

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Sc4OtPCWd74 As part of its mission to raise awareness about spontaneous coronary artery dissection, SCAD Alliance has released "Stop the Heartbreak," a video that describes ...

SCAD Alliance Executive Director Featured on Huffington Post

On June 17, 2014, Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, asked Rachel Doucette, executive director of SCAD Alliance, to tell her story through ...