Signs and symptoms of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) include:
- Chest pain
- A rapid heartbeat or fluttery feeling in the chest
- Pain in your arms, shoulders or jaw
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual, extreme tiredness
When to see a doctor
If you experience chest pain or suspect you're having a heart attack, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number. If you don't have access to emergency medical services, have someone drive you to the nearest hospital. Drive yourself only as a last resort.
Oct. 09, 2014
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