Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Becoming a patient SCAD Patient

September 21, 2018

I must admit that it’s hard to slow down and become a patient – Patient.
I have been very active all my life. My family tease me and say that I had Energizer batteries in me. Since my diagnosis of a heart attack on August 30, 2018 I realize I need to make changes in my activities. Since having been diagnosed as a SCAD Patient; especially during this recovery period. I continue to trust God for his guidance and direction. Proverbs 3: 5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”
I am a 63 year old farm wife, mother of two, and blessed with six wonderful grandchildren.
The following is a list of associated medical history –

Oct 21, 2017. Irregular heartbeats for 1 hour. Jan.30,2018 irregular heartbeats for 3 hours. Since then occasional heartbeats once a day; mostly in the evening.

March 12,2018 Stress Test (Tredmill)

April 16, 2018. Cardiogram for irregular heartbeat ( started Oct. 2017 lasting 2-3hours and anytime of the day) sometimes only a few every other day.

May 8, 2018. Nuclear medicine scan of my heart. Cardiolite Persantine (Dipyridamole). Results were all good.
Indicated 81% pumpout in left ventricle

June 21 Irregular heartbeats most of the day and some the next couple days.

August 30,2018. Heart Attack- chest pain and blood results rose from 90 to 200.
Kept in hospital until Sept 4 and sent by ambulance to Calgary for angiogram.
SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) in OM1
Requires CTA to look for FMD