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New Genetic Research Results on SCAD

May 28, 2020

Funded primarily by SCAD Research, Inc., the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Team conducted a genome-wide association study comparing 5 million genetic markers in 667 women with SCAD and 1817 women without SCAD. The research discovered five markers and associated candidate genes linked to SCAD risk, providing a new focus for ongoing basic and clinical research. […]

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2020 SCADaddles & COVID 19

May 10, 2020

We have had to make some difficult decisions about the 5K SCADaddle© for Research events this year. In addition to adjusting dates for the 5Ks originally planned for April, May and June, we have also adjusted the format of the 2020 SCADaddles. For updated information, visit the 5K SCADaddle Events Schedule page. Even though these […]

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Study on Revascularization for SCAD

May 9, 2020

In a new study Long-term Outcome After Emergency Revascularization for SCAD funded by SCAD Research, Inc., researchers from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) compared the long-term outcomes of 55 patients with revascularization (including attempted) at initial angiogram with 63 non-revascularized patients at initial angiogram. The findings were presented by Dr. Christina Thaler, a researcher […]

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Analysis of PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, & Resiliency of SCAD Survivors

May 8, 2020

The Mayo Clinic SCAD Research team’s study and findings on the impact of SCAD on a survivors’ mental health were recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. A largely unexplored subject, members of the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research team assessed the prevalence and severity of psychiatric symptoms after SCAD. In this article, […]

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Video of Ceremonial Check Presentation

April 30, 2020

Thank you to everyone who helped raise funds for research in 2019. We hope you will take a few minutes to watch our January 30th ceremonial check presentation of our $150,000 to Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Team on your behalf. Representing all of you were two SCAD Angel families who shared their stories: Susan Edelman […]

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Presenting Mayo Clinic COVID-19 & SCAD Video

March 21, 2020

Thank you Dr. Sharonne Hayes & Dr. Marysia Tweet from the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Team for creating this informative video for SCAD Research, Inc. We know this video will help address SCAD survivors, their supporters and SCAD Angels families concerns about COVID-19. We are sure you will find their video Mayo Clinic & SCAD […]

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Ceremonial Check Presented to Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program

March 8, 2020

Our ceremonial check presentation of $150,000 to Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program took place on January 30. The check was presented by two families who lost their loved ones to SCAD (SCAD Angels) – Susan Edelman & Kayla Karan and Jan & Rick Saillard. Prior to the presentation, Susan, Kayla, Jan and Rick toured the […]

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North Carolina 5K SCADaddle© Registration Now Open!

March 1, 2020

Registration is now open for our first North Carolina 5K Run/Walk on Saturday September 26th at Patterson Farm Market & Tours in Mount Ulla, North Carolina. We are very excited about the North Carolina SCADaddle’s unique venue! Patterson Farm Market & Tours includes a working farm with crops, chickens, goats, peacocks and more. Enjoy running/walking […]

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Ninth National/Chicago area 5K SCADaddle© Registration Now Open!

December 28, 2019

Don’t miss out! Join us on Saturday June 13, 2020 for our chip timed SCADaddle© Run/Walk at Danada Forest Preserve on a 5K USATF certified course in Wheaton IL, a Chicago suburb. You won’t be disappointed! All runners/walkers will be timed. Awards will be given to overall winner male and female. Medals/recognition will be given […]

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Our Two 2019 Grants

December 16, 2019

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we awarded two grants for research on SCAD, totaling $165,000, in 2019!!! This brings our total donation to SCAD research, since our inception, to $965,000! This year’s grant recipients are: Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program; and Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Mayo Clinic was the first and […]

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