- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists) and heart and blood vessel surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) have experience evaluating and treating spontaneous coronary artery dissection and other cardiovascular conditions.
- Team approach. Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons work together with doctors trained in hereditary conditions (medical genetics) to diagnose and treat your condition. Doctors trained in pregnancy and female reproductive conditions (obstetrics and gynecology) also may help evaluate women who have SCAD.
- Research. Mayo Clinic doctors have been pioneers in the use of social media to identify and recruit people with SCAD to study new treatment methods. Mayo Clinic doctors research SCAD as part of clinical trials.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
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At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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