I had to learn about SCAD by Googling it.

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Author: Geraldine James
Date: Apr. 19, 2022
From: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal(Vol. 194, Issue 15)
Publisher: CMA Impact Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 639 words
Lexile Measure: 970L

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A year ago, I had all the typical signs of a heart attack, but there seemed to be this uncertainty. The doctor doing my angiogram said that based on what I was telling him and what he was seeing, my heart attack was likely caused by spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). He didn't tell me much about it, just that SCAD wasn't common. My cardiologist on the ward didn't seem that familiar with SCAD. Before I had the angiogram, when my doctors assumed I had had a traditional heart attack, they gave me a package about cardiac rehab. Afterward they took the package back and said, "That's not you. You can't go to cardiac rehab." They said I needed to talk to a cardiologist who specialized in SCAD. Unfortunately, it took about 6 weeks to get an appointment. There was nothing else; no directions, just "Take it easy." In the meantime, I had to learn about SCAD by Googling...

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