Links & Resources


Groundbreaking BC study looks at female heart attack mystery
A BC based study looks into why seemingly healthy women are suffering heart attacks.
Elaine Yong reports for Global News BC, Thursday, August 13, 2015


Heart attacks in healthy women studied
By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver, Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: poorly understood and under-diagnosed.
News from the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, August 10, 2015


Radcliffe Cardiology webinar on SCAD now available for viewing online: Spontaneous Coronary Artery DissectionFriday 24th July 2015 performed by Dr. Jacqueline Saw, Interventional Cardiologist, Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)


UBC Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery – Research Newsletters


SCAD Alliance – An interdisciplinary approach to SCAD

Dr. Jacqueline Saw has been appointed to the SCAD Alliance Scientific Advisory Board


Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute – Clinical Trials – Canadian Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) Study – A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health – Canadian SCAD Study


SCAD Publications from UBC:

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Misdiagnosed as Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy – A Case Series.
Chou AY, Sedlak T, Aymong E, Sheth T, Starovoytov A, Humphries K, Mancini GBJ, Saw J.
Can J Cardiol 2015 (in press).

Stent mal-apposition with of intramural hematoma with spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
Lempereur M, Fung A, Saw J.
Cardiovasc Diagn Ther 2015 (in press)

Role of OCT in the Diagnosis and Management of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection.
Franco C, Eng L, Saw J.
Interventional Cardiology Clinics 2015:309-320.

Angiographic appearance of spontaneous coronary artery dissection with intramural hematoma proven on intracoronary imaging.
Saw J, Mancini GB, Humphries K, Fung A, Boone R, Starovoytov A, Aymong E.
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jul 21 [Epub ahead of print]

Recurrent spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a woman with fibromuscular dysplasia.
Khosla A, Saw J.
J Invasive Cardiol. 2015 Jun;27(6):E110-2.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection-A review.
Yip A, Saw J.
Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2015 Feb;5(1):37-48.

Cardiology patient page. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).
Saw J, Sedlak T, Ganesh SK, Isserow S, Mancini GB.
Circulation. 2015 Jan 6;131(1):e3-5.

Pregnancy-related spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
Vijayaraghavan R, Verma S, Gupta N, Saw J.
Circulation. 2014 Nov 18;130(21):1915-20.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: association with predisposing arteriopathies and precipitating stressors and cardiovascular outcomes.
Saw J, Aymong E, Sedlak T, Buller CE, Starovoytov A, Ricci D, Robinson S, Vuurmans T, Gao M, Humphries K, Mancini GB.
Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Oct;7(5):645-55.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
Alfonso F, Bastante T, Rivero F, Cuesta J, Benedicto A, Saw J, Gulati R.
Circ J. 2014;78(9):2099-110. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Multivessel spontaneous coronary artery dissection mimicking atherosclerosis.
Lempereur M, Gin K, Saw J.
JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jul;7(7):e87-8.

Nonatherosclerotic coronary artery disease in young women.
Saw J, Aymong E, Mancini GB, Sedlak T, Starovoytov A, Ricci D.
Can J Cardiol. 2014 Jul;30(7):814-9.

Basis for sex-specific expression of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, cardiac syndrome X, and spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
Chou AY, Saw J.
Can J Cardiol. 2014 Jul;30(7):738-46.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection associated with β-HCG injections and fibromuscular dysplasia.
Lempereur M, Grewal J, Saw J.
Can J Cardiol. 2014 Apr;30(4):464.e1-3.

Coronary angiogram classification of spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
Saw J.
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Dec 1;84(7):1115-22.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
Saw J.
Can J Cardiol. 2013 Sep;29(9):1027-33.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: prevalence of predisposing conditions including fibromuscular dysplasia in a tertiary center cohort.
Saw J, Ricci D, Starovoytov A, Fox R, Buller CE.
JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jan;6(1):44-52.

Intracoronary imaging of coronary fibromuscular dysplasia with OCT and IVUS.
Saw J, Poulter R, Fung A.
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Dec 1;82(7):E879-83.

Perforation during stenting of a coronary artery with morphologic changes of fibromuscular dysplasia: an unrecognized risk with percutaneous intervention.
Poulter R, Ricci D, Saw J.
Can J Cardiol. 2013 Apr;29(4):519.e1-3.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in patients with fibromuscular dysplasia: a case series.
Saw J, Poulter R, Fung A, Wood D, Hamburger J, Buller CE.
Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Feb 1;5(1):134-7.

Successful percutaneous management of coronary dissection and extensive intramural haematoma associated with ST elevation MI.
Walsh SJ, Jokhi PP, Saw J.
Acute Card Care. 2008;10(4):231-3.

Textbook Chapters:

Prakash R, Saw J. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection. In: Escaned J, Serruys PW, ed. Coronary Stenosis Imaging, Structure and Physiology. 2nd ed. PCR publishing 2015.

Franco C, Eng L, Saw J. OCT assessment in Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. In: Attizzani GF, Bezerra HG, Costa MA, ed. OCT Made Easy. Emily Pither 2015.

Douglas PS, Saw J.. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection. In: UpToDate, Post TW (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA. (Accessed on Nov 24, 2014.)