Mayo Clinic seeks to raise awareness, funds to study rare heart condition

The condition known by the acronym SCAD can lead to heart attacks that are often misdiagnosed. While most heart attacks involve plaque or other buildup in an artery, SCAD involves a torn artery in which a flap blocks blood flow. It seems to occur most often in young women, although more research is needed.
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The condition known by the acronym SCAD can lead to heart attacks that are often misdiagnosed. While most heart attacks involve plaque or other buildup in an artery, SCAD involves a torn artery in which a flap blocks blood flow. It seems to occur most often in young women, although more research is needed.

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