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.