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Simon Hamer • 2 years ago

How social media helps us study rare diseases | Health Tech - CNET News When a team of cardiologists wanted to better understand an extremely rare heart condition called spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), they reached out to possible participants on patient-run social-media sites dedicated to women's heart health. Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharonne Hayes says that in doing so, her team stumbled on a novel way to recruit participants who are notoriously hard to track down.

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SCAD-Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection A rare and deadly condition resulting in heart attack when blood flow to the heart is stopped by a tear. Two women who shared their stories on social networking sites found more women with the same problem. That's when they contacted Mayo Clinic to convince cardiologists to use the information gathered online to research this condition.

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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD): A Rare Heart Condition in Women A coronary artery dissection (also known as spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD) is a rare, sometimes fatal traumatic condition, with eighty percent of cases affecting women. Check out at:http://www.womenfitness.net/heart_condition.htm

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