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What is SCAD?


Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is an under-diagnosed heart condition that can’t be predicted or prevented. It affects people with few or none of the normal risk factors for heart disease

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About Beat SCAD

Beat SCAD is a patient-led group that aims to raise awareness of SCAD, support SCAD patients and their families and raise funds for research into the condition

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to help us raise £25,000 for SCAD research

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Get involved

Help us raise awareness, support those affected by SCAD and raise funds for research

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Welcome to Beat SCAD!

Beat SCAD’s mission is to increase awareness of a coronary condition that is currently under-diagnosed. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) affects mainly women; many SCADs occur during or soon after pregnancy. Menopause, extreme stress and exercise, as well as connective tissue disorders have also been associated with SCAD but as yet we don’t know exactly what causes SCAD.

We also provide support to patients diagnosed with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) and to their friends and family and raise money to further research into the causes and treatment of SCAD.

Over the past couple of years, SCAD patients have been heavily involved in raising awareness through attending events organised by the British Heart Foundation and the Leicester SCAD research project team and we are determined to continue to spread the word and find answers.

Dates for your diary

SCAD patients often feel isolated and when they do connect with other survivors, it’s often over social networks or email. Talking in person to someone else who has ‘been through it’ is invaluable. Our events will bring SCAD survivors and their friends and family together to network, raise funds and to hear the latest information on the research.

We run various events throughout the year. Our next event is our Conference on 9 June at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Click here for more information.


We need funds to continue our work.

You can donate via text, Total Giving, Paypal GivingThe Giving Machine, EasyfundraisingEbay for Charity or Contact us about other options.


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Can you help?

We welcome volunteers – let us know about the skills and expertise you can offer us.

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