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 as we enter a new phase of the pandemic with lockdown-2.
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.
At the time of my SCAD event, I was a 43-year-old active single mother of three living in Norway. I had always tried to stay relatively fit. I ate a balanced diet and I have never smoked. I drank alcohol on occasions.
John's story - attending as a research participant
Published Tue, 22 Jan 2019 by
My decision to take part in the SCAD research study was prompted by my wish to solve the mystery of what occurred to me in October 2013.
The research base is at Leicester University, so on a dark December evening last year I left my office in West Sussex and drove to the Premier Inn at Leicester. The following morning, a five-minute drive took me to Glenfield Hospital where Dr Alice Wood went through various questions with me. After the preliminaries, I was taken to a separate room for an ultrasound carried out by Dr Wood. This focused on an artery in my upper arm. A short break in which I had my first food of the day followed, and then a session on the exercise bike that gradually put my heart under increasing amounts of stress. During these tests, I was attached to various monitoring wires.