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Supporting Sudden Coronary Arterial Dissection 'SCAD' Research

Sponsoring research into sudden heart attacks for University of Leicester because it will help pregnant women & new mothers

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I'm having fun this summer driving a 1935 Alvis Silver Eagle (pictured) on the Endurance Rally Association "Peking to Paris" rally through the Gobi Desert and Siberia over 5 weeks. There's more information on the ERA's website  http://www.endurorally.com/pages/the-peking-to-paris-motor-challenge-2016 and you can follow me on AlvisEagle22@blogspot.co.uk.

I'm paying my own costs for the rally and donating a minimum of £10,000 to this appeal. I shall match funding up to a further £15,000 from you to raise the £40,000 to help this research progress. 

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is an unpredictable event with patients usually experiencing a sudden, unexpected heart attack. It is more common in women, in particular during or soon after pregnancy but it can affect all age groups and is recognised as a cause of heart attacks in healthy young adults, men and women. 

SCAD results from an acute bleed into the vessel wall of a coronary artery creating a false lumen (a lumen is the term for the inside
of a blood vessel, the 'tube' down which the blood is supposed to flow). This accumulation of blood compresses the true lumen, restricting or preventing blood flow to the heart muscle. Sadly some cases of SCAD are fatal.

There is more about SCAD and the proposed research led by Dr David Adlam at https://scad.lcbru.le.ac.uk/


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