KCTV: Life After SCAD Town Hall Coming Up on June 22

June 11, 2019

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is the number one cause of heart attacks in women under the age of 50, often happening without warning. 

"These are active women, healthy women that sustain something like this, and it is very different from the traditional heart attack," said Dr. Stephanie Lawhorn, a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute.

Saint Luke's Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center is hosting Life After SCAD: a town hall discussion about how SCAD can affect the lives of women, as well as their partners and families.

The event will be on June 22 from 1-3 p.m. in the Hartzler Conference Room of Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Call 816-932-5784 to RSVP.

Watch the full interview on KCTV's Better Kansas City below.

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Stephanie L Lawhorn, MD

Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology