Every SCAD patient has a different experience and their events happen in varying circumstances – from post-partum and menopausal women to highly athletic men and women. Telling our stories is a powerful way to raise awareness of SCAD as a condition that affects a wide range of people, most of whom have none of the normal cardiac risk factors. It is also helpful for other SCAD patients to know they are not alone.

Within each story below you'll see some categories that link together similar stories. So for instance if you had a SCAD while in your 40s and want to read about the experiences of other patients who were a similar age to you, click on the '40s' filter. 

Thanks to those who have allowed us to publish their stories. 

If you’d like to tell us your story, we'll need your permission to publish it, so please request a media release via our Downloads area and then send us your story and completed form.