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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Get involved

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

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Welcome to Beat SCAD!

Our charity has been created 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 will also provide support to patients diagnosed with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) and to their friends and family and aim to 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 events are a SCAD survivors walk on 18 June 2016 and our second annual SCAD conference on 12 November 2016

Look out for more details of our events.

How to donate

 

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If you would like to donate cheques or via bank transfer please contact us.

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We need funds to continue our work.

You can donate via Total Giving, Paypal, The Giving Machine, Ebay 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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