Approximately 10% of SCADs happen in or around pregnancy, with 21-27% of heart attacks in pregnancy and 50% of post-partum coronary events reportedly due to SCAD.

Dr David Adlam, who is leading the UK SCAD research project explains what P-SCAD is, when it can happen, how common it is, the findings of a recent research paper, the risks of recurrence in post-SCAD pregnancies and more in this introduction video.

And three P-SCAD patients tell their stories and offer some advice to healthcare professionals presented with a pregnant or post-partum patient who is having cardiac symptoms.

Introduction to Pregnancy-related SCAD

Bronnach's story

Zoe's story

Pregnancy-related SCAD overview

Geri's story

Advice to healthcare professionals from P-SCAD patients