The "Virtual" Multicenter Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) Registry


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 11-001852
    NCT ID: NCT01429727
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 11-001852

About this study

The primary goal of this project is to describe the clinical and physiologic characteristics of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissections (SCAD) in order to increase awareness, understanding, treatment and prevention of a potentially fatal cardiovascular event.

This study will be a retrospective and prospective review of medical course and current health of men and women with SCAD.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women able to give informed consent
  • Diagnosis of one or more episodes of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of angiographic confirmation of SCAD
  • Iatrogenic dissection or an alternate diagnosis

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Sharonne Hayes, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Jill Boyum



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