Symptoms of SCAD

SCAD patients experience different symptoms; the most common are:

  • Central chest pain
  • Pain or numbness in one or both arms
  • Jaw pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Nausea
  • Sweating/clamminess
  • Difficulty breathing

Many patients are young and fit with no risk factors for heart disease, so symptoms can often be ignored or mistaken for other ailments such as indigestion or gallstones.