Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), hereditary conditions (medical genetics) and others research genetics, causes, diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and other related conditions. Researchers also are coordinating a multicenter SCAD registry. Researchers will publish a review soon of more than 80 people who had SCAD who were treated at Mayo Clinic, which will be the largest case series ever reported about SCAD. Read more about cardiovascular diseases research on the research website
Mayo Clinic doctors recently conducted a study to determine the possibility of using a new method to identify and recruit people for research studies. Through a disease-specific social media network, researchers successfully identified and recruited people who had spontaneous coronary artery dissection to participate in research. This study may be used as a model for developing virtual multicenter disease registries in future research studies.