Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an emergency cardiovascular condition where the inner layer of one or more coronary artery tears and causes a blockage resulting in decreased blood flow to the heart. Consequently, a person can experience a heart attack, changes in heart rhythm and/or cardiac arrest.

In a recent study of 585 SCAD patients, 40% also had migraine.1

The study found that subjects with SCAD and migraine were more likely to be female, younger at the time of dissection and had a history of depression.1