A Rare Condition that Causes Heart Attack
SCAD is a rare heart condition that causes chest pain and heart attack due to bleeding and/or tearing in the wall of the coronary artery. SCAD can occur in young women during pregnancy or shortly after delivery, in athletes during intense exercise, or in other patients for no identifiable reason.
Learn what we know about SCAD, including symptoms and risk factors.
Learn about the tests we use to detect and diagnose SCAD.
When doctors suspect that a patient has SCAD, they admit them to the hospital for testing, observation, and treatment.
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