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Speaker for World Stress Management Month!
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) survivor
Jennifer Sobieski a mother of five children was going about her normal day when the unthinkable happened. On September 21st, 2018 she was driving two of her children to school when she felt upper back, and lactic acid pain. She also noticed a pain that was radiating from one armpit to the other.
She called her husband to let him know she was driving herself to the hospital because she felt off. Her husband met her there and they were treating her for shoulder and back pain with lidocaine patches. The doctor wanted to observe Jennifer so they admitted her to the hospital overnight. After some testing doctors came running into her room to inform her that she was having a heart attack. It is important to know the signs of a heart attack for women. Doctors, later on, discovered that Jennifer had a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD).
Jennifer is now participating in research that is being headed by the Cleveland clinic. Her doctors say it is a miracle that she made it through the episode and is doing so well. Join us on August 17th as Jennifer tells her story about having, living with and recovering from a SCAD.