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.


What is SCAD?

Learn what we know about SCAD, including symptoms and risk factors.


Detection and Diagnosis, Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)

Learn about the tests we use to detect and diagnose SCAD.


Treatment and Management of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)

When doctors suspect that a patient has SCAD, they admit them to the hospital for testing, observation, and treatment.