Expert Q&As – SCAD

Professor Bob Graham, executive director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is leading Australia’s first research into SCAD.

SCAD Fact Sheet

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (also known as SCAD) is where the coronary arteries which supply blood to your heart can develop a tear in their inner layer

Survivor of deadly heart disease SCAD leads nationwide support campaign

13 May 2017
Pamela McKenzie was in her early 40s and fit and healthy when she suffered a severe heart attack, leaving doctors puzzled.

Grandmother triggers Australian-first study into deadly SCAD heart disorder

1 June 2016
A West Australian grandmother is giving hope to patients with a rare and deadly heart disorder, after recruiting survivors on social media who are now part of an Australian-first study.

Cardiology Nurse, Heart Attack Survivor Has Message for Women: ‘Listen to Your Body’

13 September 2017
After surviving a heart attack of her own, cardiology nurse Kristin O'Meara has a clear and important message for women: "Listen to your body."

SCAD Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection – Mayo Clinic

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Don't worry -- you're just tired and out of sorts after having your baby. But the chest pain experienced by the woman you're about to meet was much more than a difficult recovery.