Although the vast majority of SCAD patients will recover fully or get very much better with time and healing, tragically, some patients will have a SCAD so severe that there is no hope for survival.

The true extent of SCAD fatalities is unknown. Beat SCAD is in contact with a very small number of bereaved families. If you would like to talk to a Beat SCAD Trustee about the loss of your loved one to SCAD, please email us.

As a charity, we do not currently have the resources to offer comprehensive bereavement services. However, we have compiled a list of resources (below) that we hope you may find helpful.

A key focus for the charity is funding research, with the hope that ultimately there will be improved outcomes for all SCAD patients, resulting in fewer or no deaths from SCAD.

We welcome all ideas and input from across the SCAD community so that we can further improve the resources on this page that might provide some comfort to families coping with terrible loss.

BHF Bereavement information 

NHS Coping with bereavement

NHS Bereavement support services



Child bereavement 

Local council bereavement services

Bereavement advice 

If you find any additional useful resources please email us so that we can review them.  Please also let us know if you discover any broken web links.