Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD): Patient-initiated research sparked by social media

Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D., a cardiologist and founder of Mayo Clinic's Women's Heart Clinic, discuss how a research study was initiated by patients via social media to study spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a rare condition in which tears of the layers of the artery wall can block normal blood flow into and around the heart.


October 30, 2012

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