Research Study

The Effects of Statin and Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitor on Coronary Flow Reserve, indEx of Microcirculatory Resistance, and Symptoms in Patients With Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SAFER-SCAD) Study
Principal Investigator 
Tara Sedlak


Body Locations and Systems 
Heart Disease 
Study Start/End 
Jun 30, 2014 to Jun 30, 2024
Vancouver General Hospital
Andrew Starovoytov, Study Coordinator
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

An emerging cause of heart attack in young women is a dissection (or tear) in the coronary arteries. Many of these young women continue to have chest pain long after the tear has healed and this is thought to be due to problems with their small blood vessels of the heart (or microcirculation). We want to determine whether commonly used medications for coronary artery disease including statins (for cholesterol) and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (for blood pressure) reduce chest pain and improve small vessel function in these patients.


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