Living with SCAD

Every SCAD patient has a different experience both of the SCAD event and subsequent recovery.

Common to most is the question Why me? Fit and healthy people aren’t supposed to have heart attacks are they?

This is often swiftly followed by feelings of isolation, frustration, grief, stress, depression and more.

Recovery can be fast and problem-free, or patients can face further hurdles, be they medical, psychological or issues such as a lack of awareness, support and knowing more about the condition than the medical professionals caring for them.

We’ve collated some common questions SCAD patients can ask healthcare professionals, plus some current information about these questions and useful links. Questions SCAD patients can ask healthcare professionals 

We welcome your stories about living with SCAD – contact us to find out how to submit your information.

You can also read some survivors’ stories on the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre SCAD research website.

We hope you find the information in this section helpful.