Video: SCAD and COVID-19


All people — and especially those who've had a heart attack or who have loved ones who've had a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) — are concerned about the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19.

In this video, leaders from Mayo Clinic's SCAD Research Program, Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D., and Marysia S. Tweet, M.D., provide important facts about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. They give recommendations for people who've had SCAD, including tips to stay healthy, when to see a doctor, and whether to keep taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) as prescribed to treat heart failure, hypertension or diabetes.

Read the video transcript.