Debbie's Story

I was 49 when I had my SCAD heart attack in 2011.

It was a Sunday and I had done some cardio work at the gym followed by an arm weights machine. I then did a fast walk on the treadmill and after a couple of minutes felt a pain in the centre of my chest and my left hand and forearm were numb. I stopped exercising, thinking I had pulled a muscle when using the arm weights. By the time I had showered and changed the pain had gone.

Linda's Story

Wednesday 2nd May 2007 I was walking our dog with my husband when I felt pain and pins & needle like sensations down my left arm.  I said to my husband, I'm sure I have just had a heart attack and he said I'm sure you would know!

Catherine's Story

My SCAD occurred on the longest day of the year, June 21st 1999. I was 9 months pregnant at the time. The pregnancy was my fourth; I had had three previous miscarriages with no known cause... I did some research of my own and my GP at the time agreed to me taking a 75 mg Aspirin daily for the first 36 weeks of the pregnancy.  Little did I know I would need to take Aspirin for the rest of my life!

Christine's Story

My SCAD occurred on 10 March 2011.  I was 49.  
 
I was pretty sure I was having a heart attack as I had pressure on my chest and weakness in my arms but no pain.  At the time it happened I was gardening.  MI was diagnosed after a couple of hours in A&E and blood test results came back.  I was taken to Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital for an angiogram and a stent was fitted. 
 

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