Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

It couldn’t happen to me until it did

February 9, 2023

I was a seemingly healthy 58 year old whose annual biometric screening assured me that I was in great shape. One morning I woke from a sound sleep with a strange pain between my shoulder blades that seemed to be moving. This followed about five days of vague congestion and dizziness. My husband insisted I take an aspirin and go to the ER. I was reluctant to go, but glad I did. I had never heard of SCAD before I had one.

I am fortunate and grateful to have the health care providers I had on that day. SCAD is rare and often missed.