Hi, I just joined this group. I had a Heart Attack (MI) caused from SCAD 20 years ago. I was told it was very rare, and lucky to have survived. I was 33 years old, healthy. Long story short, 2 years ago I found information and learned of a research about SCAD. I am on a mission to spread awareness. We are learning that SCAD is not as rare as previously believed, just not diagnosed. Most SCAD Patients are young, healthy women, I called it Post-partum CAD for 18 years. Some women were going through Menopause, using Hormone Replacement Therapy, extreme exercise, some are men. There is so much new information about SCAD.
Has anyone here been told they have SCAD? I searched for a long time before finding this information, I don't want anyone to feel alone, as I did for 18 years. If you have been diagnosed with SCAD, you may want to look at the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research link. It is very interesting and thanks to Social Media, more and more SCAD Patients are finding this information. More information can also be found at www.scadresearch.org. Bless Your Heart! Love, Cathy Seitz
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