Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Donate to SCAD Research

Approximate Research Costs

  • $35, cost of drawing blood on one SCAD research participant or SCAD parent for future analysis
  • $100, one hour of statistical analysis of research data OR one hour of specialized technology support to development and maintain the SCAD database
  • $250, cost for initial enrollment into SCAD research for one participant
  • $250, collection, processing and storage of one DNA specimen for future genetic study
  • $250, cost for each detailed analysis of SCAD coronary angiogram by an intervention cardiologist (most participants have several)
  • $800, average cost for the staff time for a detailed review and data abstraction of one SCAD patient's medical records
  • $2,500, cost for replication genome wide association study of 100 SCAD patients
  • $3,500, cost for one specialized research echocardiogram performed to assess blood flow and heart function after SCAD
  • $10,000, cost for primary genome wide association study of 100 SCAD patients
  • $20,000, cost for genome wide sequencing of 24 SCAD patients or family members
  • $400,000, annual cost to support dedicated time for cardiologists and other scientists to analyze and interpret data generated by SCAD Registry
  • $500,000, annual research costs for continuing SCAD research at current level (need more to expand)
  • $1,000,000 annually would expand research and take it to a new level, including support to develop an animal model for SCAD.

Any and all donations are appreciated. Every contribution helps raise research dollars to discover the causes and treatments for spontaneous coronary artery dissection, a life altering event.

Where Will Your Money Go?

SCAD Research, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising awareness and funding to support research on spontaneous coronary artery dissection. SCAD Research, Inc. is the only known non-profit, whose proceeds only fund research specific to SCAD.

We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid employees and are overseen by a volunteer board of directors. Funds raised after normal operating expenses such as fundraising, state and federal fees will go toward SCAD research-related costs, including but not limited to:

  • Recruiting additional patients into the studies,
  • Reviewing vast medical records and angiograms to better understand the mechanism of SCAD,
  • Analyzing outcomes based on treatments,
  • Collecting and processing data to guide the genetic investigations,
  • Educating the medical community at large,
  • Developing standards of care to earlier detect and better treat SCAD.