Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction with a predilection for younger mostly female patients and is a primary cause of post-partum AMI.
Current knowledge about the epidemiology, optimal clinical and procedural management, pathophysiology and outcomes is limited to small national series.
The European SCAD registry is a platform for collaborative research into this condition.
The SCAD Study Group, with interested parties from ESC partner countries, establishes lead national collaborators around which to build the SCAD registry and research infrastructure.
Study group leadership
The study group on SCAD, created in January 2016, is part of ACVC.
- David Adlam, Leicester, United Kingdom
Exectuvie Committee members:
- Christiaan Vrints - Antwerp, Belgium
- Piera Caprazano - Catania, Italy
- Fernando Alfonso - Madrid, Spain
- Angela Maas - Nijmegen, The Netherlands
- Alexandre Persu- Brussels, Belgium
If you are interested in participating in this initiative, or can identify someone else from your country or another ESC country who is interested in SCAD, please contact ESCAcute@escardio.org
- To formulate and disseminate a European consensus on the diagnosis and management of SCAD
- To maintain a European registry of SCAD patients to advance understanding of epidemiology and variations in patient management and outcomes
- To establish a collaborative partnership to advance research into SCAD
- To coordinate and support clinical and pre-clinical research into SCAD
- To improve accurate diagnosis by raising awareness of SCAD
- To support patients with this condition
- Are seeking advice about patient management
- Have a patient who has suffered a SCAD interested in study participation
please contact ESCAcute@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology, acute cardiovascular care association, SCAD study group: a position paper on spontaneous coronary artery dissection
European Heart Journal September 2018
- Chronic infarct size after spontaneous coronary artery dissection: implications for pathophysiology and clinical management European Hear journal June 2020
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- Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: no longer a rare disease
European Heart Journal March 2019
- First International Consensus on the diagnosis and management of fibromuscular dysplasia
Vascular Medecin journal January 2019
- First international consensus on the diagnosis and management of fibromuscular dysplasia
Journal of Hypertension February 2019
- Association of the PHACTR1/EDN1 Genetic Locus With Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection.
Journal of American College of Cardiology January 2019