SCAD and coronavirus update 27th March 2020

  • Posted on: 30 March 2020
  • By: awood


19th March 2020. Updated 27the March 2020

Clearly it is a worrying time for many people at the moment and our thoughts are naturally with all our patients and friends in the SCAD-survivor community.


Most SCAD-survivors should now be ‘locked down’ in line with current government advice to reduce social contact.


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

Jamys' Story

I had chest pains in the morning of 28th October 2013, a couple of days after quite a tough run. I then carried on as normal through the day with no other pain. That night I was woken up with worsening pains in my chest. I tried to adjust my position so that I could go back to sleep, but the pain increased until I was on the floor. My wife took me to A&E where the Troponin test showed I had had a heart attack.