SCAD and coronavirus update 10th June 2020

  • Posted on: 10 June 2020
  • By: awood


Update 10th June 2020


First and foremost we would like to send our very best wishes to everyone in the SCAD-community, their friends and families. It has been a challenging time for us all but we are all hopeful that things are now improving.


As the lock-down eases, we are aware that many SCAD-survivors are being asked to return to work and so we wanted to update our advice on COVID-19 and SCAD which we hope will help.


BeatSCAD conference 2018

  • Posted on: 30 April 2018
  • By: awood

SCAD researchers to present at Beat SCAD Conference


Beat SCAD, the UK charity supporting people with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD), is holding its third Conference on Saturday 9 June at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, where SCAD researchers will present their latest findings. Patients will also be able to ask questions and talk to SCAD experts.


Andrea's account of the SCAD survivors' trip to Pisa:

We arrived at the hospital all together at 9am and met the lovely professor Bruno

Then went to a part of the hospital where she explained everything that was going to happen
Then we all got separated and started doing the various tests with her colleagues 
So the tests where 
3 x blood pressure measurements in each arm 

Ultrasound of the neck on both sides and artery on each arm (can’t remember the name of the artery)

Ultrasound of artery on groins, both sides