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Near-death experience brings second chance, new calling

On May 14, 2011, Nancy Capelle, a wife and mother of two young daughters, clinically died at the age of 40. She suffered spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition that blocks blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack, abnormalities in heart rhythm and sudden death. But thanks to the quick actions of a paramedic, she is [...]

  • 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 (SCAD) 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.

Oct. 09, 2014