Because of its nature, being a family member or friend of someone taken by SCAD is something few can understand. Connecting with people forming communities to deal with its aftermath can help.
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.
SCAD, because of how suddenly it strikes, often leaves family and friends devastated. We can help you find counseling to assist you in dealing with unexpected loss.
There are many groups online, formed by families and friends affected by SCAD, dedicated to working through loss together.
From recognizing symptoms to understanding how SCAD happens, knowledge is a powerful tool for support.
If you’d like to get involved in furthering the mission of SCAD Alliance, we’d love to talk to you about how you can help.
Take your experience and help us make a difference for those who have been affected by SCAD. Join us and build a legacy of hope.
“Connecting with the SCAD Alliance website and Facebook page became my first line of hope. I found links to a wealth of current research. Best of all, I gained a new realization of strength and hope.”
“I think we need to remind ourselves that we don’t know much about SCAD. So it’s important that we take care of ourselves, visit our doctors, and be very conscious of the fact that whatever problems we have could be related to our heart.”
“What comes to mind … advocate, resources, a lifeline, heart sisters. I volunteer so younger active people know they too are at risk. I volunteer to find the cause.”
“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.”
“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.”