Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Archives for April, 2012

Mom Tells of Heart Attack at Lodi Lake

April 30, 2012

Margo Murphy was at a park with her 3 year old and 6 month old sons when she suffered a heart attack.  A stranger called 911.  Days later she suffered another heart attack.  She learned her heart attacks were caused by SCAD. Read more at Recordnet.com

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Luther Coach Collapses After Coronary Event

April 25, 2012

Tracy Hjelle, Luther College softball pitching coach, suffered a SCAD while boarding a bus to a game in Wisconsin.  She was fortunate because this happened in the presence of Luther College’s head athletic trainer and softball players who performed CPR.  Read more at The Decorah Newspapers

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If Stricken, Minutes Matter

April 24, 2012

This article focuses on heart attacks and features several heart attack survivors including SCAD survivor Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Miller, who was an active 46 year old with no risk factors for heart disease.  Read more at The Health Journal

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Young Women Beat Heart Attack

Three Chicago-area SCAD survivors host the first-ever gathering of SCAD survivors worldwide the weekend of May 4-6, 2012. Read more at NPF

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First Walk for SCAD Research Organized by Local Family

When Judy Alico, a former resident of Naperville, IL, died suddenly from SCAD her family established SCAD Research, Inc, a 501(c)(3) charity and organized a walk to raise money for SCAD research. Read more at TRIP Local – Mount Prospect

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