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What is Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) ?

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is a cardiac condition of unknown etiology where a tear or bruise develops in the layers of a heart artery wall, resulting in blockages and restricted blood flow to the heart muscle. This can cause a heart attack or cardiac arrest and can be fatal.

SCAD events currently can’t be predicted or prevented and typically affect people with few or none of the conventional cardiac risk factors.

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Latest Member Stories

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

by alessandrolazzarini published 3 months ago
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Hi everyone,
My name is Alessandro Lazzarini and I’m from Lucca, Italy.
On 31/12/2015 at the age of 35 and a half years old, I was struck down by...

The scariest moment of my life

by CarlaB published 4 months ago

At 35 years old, 28 days after the birth of my second daughter, I had a spontaneous coronary dissection. I felt a lot of pain and weight on my arms...

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