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SCAD Survivor Social a Success!

March 19, 2021

The virtual SCAD Survivor Social on February 26 was the highlight of SCAD Heart Attack Awareness Week (February 21-27). After a brief welcome, a panel with four survivors shared their experiences. Afterwards, participants broke into small groups by regions. Participants were able to easily move between regions. A big thank you to Carol Zich for […]

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SCAD Survivor Social – Feb. 26

February 21, 2021

Sign up today for our SCAD Survivor Social on Fri, Feb. 26 at 7pm (CST)! We’ll begin the social with a panel of survivors who had their SCAD 5-10+ years ago: Laura Cory-Haywood, Claudia Kime, Deion Cross, Audrey Tatar and Amy Klatt Cavaliere. They will share their experiences. Afterwards we’ll break into small groups by […]

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SCAD Heart Attack Awareness Week© 2021

February 12, 2021

SCAD Heart Attack Awareness Week is February 21-27, 2021, the third full week in February. While we hope you will raise awareness year-round, February 21-27 is a great time to get the word out. There are many ways to raise awareness including: Sharing your story on social media and your local news outlets such as […]

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Dr. Hayes’ Message of Hope and Gratitude

January 10, 2021

Dr. Sharonne Hayes shares a heartfelt end-of-year message of hope, gratitude, remembrance, and resilience on behalf of the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program. Her words of encouragement and gratitude are especially appreciated during these challenging times as she discusses the importance of our funds granted to advance SCAD research at Mayo Clinic. Thanks to the […]

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Two Grants Made to Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program in 2020

Because of the hard work and generosity of so many, SCAD Research, Inc. made two donations to Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program – $50,000 in October to reach a total of $1 million and $70,000 in December. It takes a tremendous volunteer effort to raise $120,000 especially during these uncertain times. We appreciate everyone’s determination, […]

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Virtual SCADaddle & Mayo SCAD@Home a Success!!

November 10, 2020

As you can imagine, it took many, many volunteer hands to organize and implement a successful Virtual SCADaddle weekend! Technical Support We could not have accomplished the depth and breadth of the Virtual SCADaddle weekend without the help of two key people, who volunteered their technical expertise: Amanda Frisbee, a SCAD survivor, who used her […]

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Twelve Survivors Share Their Stories during Virtual SCADaddle

During the Virtual SCADaddle on October 17, twelve survivors shared their amazing stories on Facebook Live. They talked about moving forward one step at a time. They revealed both their struggles and triumphs as they adjusted to their new normal. You will hear a variety of stories from those who had their SCAD years ago […]

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We Did It – We Donated Over $1Million to Research!

October 29, 2020

After years of hard work and the generosity of many, SCAD Research, Inc. recently donated a total of $1 Million to Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program (Rochester, MN) since we started in 2011. We are now a Principal Benefactor at Mayo Clinic! THANK YOU to everyone for making this milestone possible! Mayo Clinic was the […]

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Mayo Clinic Virtual SCAD Research Presentation

Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program in Rochester, MN presented their latest research findings during our Virtual SCADaddle & Mayo SCAD@Home weekend on October 17, 2020. A special thank you to Drs. Sharonne Hayes, Marysia Tweet, Rajiv Gulati and Patricia Best for sharing their expertise with us. For those of you who remember Mayo Clinic’s first […]

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Updated SCAD Review Published

August 30, 2020

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection – JACC State-of-the-Art Review was recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Click the above link to see an abstract of the review. The full 25 page review, which provides a clinical update on the diagnosis and management of SCAD patients, is available by subscription or to […]

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