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Voices of SCAD

Experiencing a life-changing event such as a SCAD, has a huge impact on those who had the SCAD as well as their families and friends. Finding a lack of information about an uncommon and poorly understood condition can be difficult and may add to the strains of recovery. Reading others stories can be an enormous help.

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55 miles of SCAD

July 24, 2017

I was on a long bike ride last week (55 miles) with a friend as we were training for a 200 mile bike ride next month. About 2 miles into the ride we hit our first long slow climb up a hill and I immediately felt complete exhaustion in my arms and legs…almost like they […]

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Heart Attack at 6 months Postpartum

July 22, 2017

On Monday afternoon, I started feeling a strange sensation in my chest. Like my heart and my lungs were one entity that was stretched out the expanse of my chest and like a dull ache. I imagined it to feel like the “opposite of an asthma attack”, if anyone else is able to relate to […]

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Happy to turn 48 :0)

July 18, 2017

This story starts about October 5th of last year, maybe a bit earlier, I just wasn’t feeling well. I am a Sjogrens patient so generally speaking days can be challenging but during a follow appt I was trying to express to my rheumatologist that I just was feeling more fatigued, more achy, just more not […]

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Young 28 year old

July 9, 2017

My story is on 05/05/2017 about 8:00 am I was walking with my two small dogs when I got intense pain in my chest, after 30 minutes at home I phoned for the paramedic and was taken to a local hospital who diagnosed a heart attack. I was then rushed to a special heart and […]

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My wife suffered 2 scads heart attacks. Who else has?

June 25, 2017

My wife just last week had another scad heart attack. I am scared. Has anyone else suffered more than one in a five year period????? She is going to start rehab soon again. I don’t know how to handle this. I love her and need her alive.

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“The Bleeding Heart Event”

June 15, 2017

Every time I look back on the timeline of my own life story, I see God’s grace, His redemptive power and His protection in my life. I want to honor Jesus because I am still alive and I am well able to witness about Him and His love. I hope that my story will only […]

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Final Diagnosis: SCAD

June 9, 2017

I am a 53 year old wife and mother of two. I don’t drink, smoke or do drugs. I exercise regularly and am in great health, or so I thought. In the late evening of April 23rd, 2017 I was brushing my teeth readying myself for bed when I felt a strong pain across the […]

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Spontaneous…WHAT?

June 7, 2017

I am a 47 year old female. I have been eating healthy and exercising regular for the past 2.5 years. Lost 30 lbs and feeling good. It was Monday 5/22/17, it was a normal day. Worked all day, went to the gym and did my normal routine, went to get my hair done and then […]

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Just recieved pm results of my beloved sister Alison

May 30, 2017

My big sister Ali was the life and soul of the party, she had just turned 50 and had acheived her dream of becoming and actress. She had just finished touring with an independant theatre company and met a new man who was a farmer, she was so happy. Ali had just bought a small […]

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had a scad

May 29, 2017

hi I am a 53 year old lady . on may 9 2017 I had a SCAD attack. it just came out of the blue I was was riding my motor bike coming home from supper and all of a sudden all across my chest I had pain and felt like something was stuck all […]

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