Once a SCAD has been diagnosed there are a number of treatments available, depending on the severity of the SCAD event and heart damage.
- Surgical intervention, such as inserting stents, or coronary artery bypass surgery.
- Conservative management with medication such as aspirin, statins, blood pressure pills and beta blockers.
- Current research suggests it’s not necessarily appropriate for SCAD patients to be prescribed medication given to those who have had heart attacks caused by plaque/high cholesterol.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are considering changing or stopping medication it is important to discuss with your GP or cardiologist.