SCAD Survivors: Webinar Series

Join us for a special SCAD survivors webinar series!

MHIF invites you to join a community of SCAD survivors during this unique webinar series! You’ll hear from patients and physicians as we share experiences and perspective, including managing stress and overall wellness. 

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is an important example of a condition that MHIF is committed to researching, learning more and advancing care and treatment strategies for managing and preventing.

Please join us and connect with others!

Webinar #1: Mental Health and SCAD


Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD), is an increasingly recognized condition that can cause heart attacks when a spontaneous tear forms in an artery that is otherwise healthy, and the causes are uncertain. Nearly 90 percent of SCAD patients are women and it is afflicting a growing number of women in their 40s and 50s. This first webinar is dedicated to mental health and SCAD—specifically challenges that are unique to SCAD patients including anxiety, PTSD, and depression after experiencing SCAD.

SCAD survivors and advocates, Kristen Bowlds and Kelley Hoolihan, will share a patient perspective. Dr. Courtney Jordan Baechler, cardiologist and MHIF medical director of Emerging Science Centers, will answer questions specific to SCAD and mental health during this interactive webinar.

Webinar Recording

Originally presented on: Monday, Sept. 21, 2020

Webinar #2: TBD

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The Penny Anderson Women’s Cardiovascular Center is advancing the understanding of heart and vascular disease in women, how to prevent it and how to optimize patient care.