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S.C.A.D - What is it!
What is Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)?
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare but serious condition that results when an inner layer of one of the blood vessels in the heart tears. Blood seeps between the artery layers, forms a blockage and can slow or block blood flow to the heart, causing angina, heart attack, abnormalities in heart rhythm or sudden death. Women in their 40s and 50s are most at risk of SCAD, although it can occur at any age and also in men. Some causes of SCAD are Extreme Stress, Hormone changes, Blood volume changes and FMD.
SCAD is responsible for 25% of heart attacks in women under the age of 50 in Australia.
My StoryIn September of 2020 I had severe 'heart burn' and it was increasing by the second to where I felt like my chest was on fire and I couldn't breath. I was 33, no crazy lifestyle habits and mostly healthy. Called an ambulance and headed to hospital, I was having a heart attack caused by S.C.A.D (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) Type 2. My left anterior descending artery had a tear of 6cms. After 5 days in hospital I went home home with a heart disease, alive but a new path to navigate whilst raising two kids.
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This October, I’ll be doing my personal best to raise funds to support The Heart Foundation. I suffered a heart attack in September 2020.
I’m going to conquer 42 km to raise funds for heart disease research that will help save lives.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, and I want to do something to support the thousands of Aussies whose lives are impacted by this disease every single day.
Join me and help save Aussie hearts by making a donation to my page.
Together, we can win the race against heart disease.
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