SCAD treatments


Once a SCAD has been diagnosed there are a number of treatments available, depending on the severity of the SCAD event and heart damage.

  • Surgical intervention, such as inserting stents, or coronary artery bypass surgery.
  • Conservative management with medication such as aspirin, statins, blood pressure pills and beta blockers.
  • Current research suggests it’s not necessarily appropriate for SCAD patients to be prescribed medication given to those who have had heart attacks caused by plaque/high cholesterol.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are considering changing or stopping medication it is important to discuss with your GP or cardiologist.