KCTV: Mother and Two-Time SCAD Survivor Shares Story to Stress Importance of Heart Health Awareness
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is the number one cause of heart attack for women under 50 in the United States and often results in sudden death, with some estimates of mortality for SCAD as high as 70%.
A wife and mother of two, Isabel, shares her journey of surviving not one but two SCAD events post-partum. With SCAD, young, healthy women – like Isabel – with no risk factors are showing up in the Emergency Room with heart attacks.
Dr. Anna Grodzinsky, cardiologist with Saint Luke's Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center and Isabel’s physician, shares insight into symptoms of SCAD and shares an important message to women in the community.