SCAD Survivors: Webinar Series

Online via Zoom

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 understanding more about through research in an effort to advance the care and treatment strategies for all individuals with SCAD.

Previous Webinar Recordings


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, share a patient perspective. Dr. Courtney Jordan Baechler, cardiologist and MHIF medical director of Emerging Science Centers, answers questions specific to SCAD and mental health during this interactive webinar.

Webinar #1: Recording

Originally presented on: Monday, Sept. 21, 2020



Webinar #2: Exercise and SCAD

Dr. Elizabeth Grey, Minneapolis Heart Institute® cardiologist and MHIF researcher, discusses everything you need and want to know about exercise and SCAD.

Webinar #2: Recording

Originally presented on: Tuesday, March 2, 2021



Webinar #3: SCAD Interventions & Therapies

Dr. Sara Murray, Minneapolis Heart Institute® interventional cardiologist, shares some of the “routine” things she has seen treating SCAD patients over the years.

Webinar #3: Recording

Originally presented on: Thursday, June 10, 2021

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.

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