Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Archives for August, 2012

Health Beat Report: Matter of Heart [Video]

August 29, 2012

At 33, Meghan Schreiber suffered two SCADs at the same time. Meghan’s cardiologist Dr. Ron Stella and Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic’s lead SCAD researcher discuss SCAD. Video from abclocal.go.com

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I’m Young, Fit and Healthy, but Still Ended Up Having a Heart Attack

August 24, 2012

Bernadette Hamilton from Scotland suffered a SCAD at age 34 while at a wedding reception.  Rushed to the hospital, it took doctors three days to diagnose her condition.  She shares her experience and the impact SCAD has had on her life. Read more at scotsman.com

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Sanjay Gupta Discusses SCAD [Video]

August 22, 2012

A healthy 19 year old, Daniella Rodriguez suffered a SCAD while shopping for Christmas presents. Daniella, her father and her friend talk about their experience. Dr. Jason Reingold, her cardiologist, uses a model as he talks about SCAD.

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Cardiovascular Condition Affects Women Ages 30 – 50

August 9, 2012

Dr. Glenn Davison, a cardiologist at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis writes about SCAD. Read more at St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Unraveling the Mystery of SCAD [Video]

Tracy Hjelle, the softball pitching coach at Luther College (Decorah, IA), suffered a SCAD as she and her team were preparing to travel to a game in Wisconsin. She is now part of the SCAD study at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) Watch video at news.iowapublicradio.org

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SCAD Survivor Adjusts to New Normal

August 8, 2012

Cathy Sessions, 55, is a retired school teacher, dedicated aerobics instructor and SCAD survivor.  She participates in Mayo Clinic’s SCAD studies to build a database of SCAD survivors and create a biobank of blood samples to determine if genetic factors are involved. Read more at choteauacantha.com

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