Spontaneous coronary artery disease (SCAD) occurs when a tear appears in the wall of a coronary artery.

SCAD presents similarly to angina or a heart attack, and may cause an MI or even cardiac arrest.

SCAD typically affects young to middle-aged women, many of whom have no/few risk factors for CHD.

ESC Position Paper on SCAD - Adlam et al. (2018)

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