Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Our Mission

missionSCAD Research is dedicated to raising funds to support the most promising Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) research and to ultimately bring awareness, dissemination of knowledge and research findings to the bedside of patients with SCAD. We have found the current leading SCAD research to be the clinical trials at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN).

Research so far has shown those who experience a SCAD are typically…

  • Young with an average age of 42; occurring in people as young as early 20’s
  • Healthy with no known risk factors or underlying condition
  • Twice as common in women than men – 30% of SCAD cases in women occur near the time of childbirth

…and we don’t know WHY

Since SCAD is little known and poorly understood, education about SCAD is one of the first steps in fundraising.  Mobilizing those impacted by SCAD and encouraging them to tell their stories is another necessary step toward accomplishing our mission