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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

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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.