Participating in SCAD Research
Scientific research is the key to understanding the cause(s) and treatment(s) for Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). Research is needed to answer such fundamental questions as what causes SCAD and what are the best treatment options.
Part of SCAD Research, Inc.’s mission is to raise funds to support the most promising Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) research. We have found the current leading SCAD research to be the clinical trials at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN).
Current Research at Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is currently conducting two SCAD studies and is looking for participants. You do not have to travel or be a Mayo Clinic patient to participate.
- The Virtual Multicenter Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) Registry involves building a database of patients with SCAD (whether they are patients at Mayo Clinic or not) to hopefully identify patterns that could guide future research. Dr. Sharonne Hayes is the principal investigator.
- The Genetic Investigations in Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is creating a biobank of blood samples from patients with SCAD and their biological parents to potentially see whether genetic factors play a role in the development of SCAD. Dr. Timothy Olson is the principal investigator.
General information for current and new study participants can be found on Mayo Clinic Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) webpage.