Our Mission

Did you know Cardiovascular Disease is the #1 cause of death in the U.S.? Members of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) are the world's foremost authorities in treating cardiovascular disease. SCAI supports the fight against cardiovascular disease by advancing patient care in invasive and interventional cardiovascular medicine through patient/physician education including its comprehensive patient education website, http://www.seconds-count.org.


  • SCAI
    SCAI answered:
    A “mini-stroke,”or transient ischemic attack (TIA), occurs when blood flow is temporarily cut off to the brain, causing stroke-like symptoms. In a healthy person, blood travels to the brain through arteries in the neck called the carotid arteries. If these arteries are blocked by the build-up of...Read More
  • SCAI
    SCAI answered:
    Over the course of your life so far, you were most likely familiar with the heart because of its beating. Perhaps you heard your heartbeat through a stethoscope or listened to someone else's heartbeat. Or maybe you put two fingers to your wrist or neck to feel your pulse. Your pulse is your heartbeat...Read More
  • SCAI
    SCAI answered:
    If you look at the word arrhythmia, you can see that it has the word rhythm in it. A heart arrhythmia means that the heart does not beat with a normal rhythm. It might be too fast, too slow, or irregular. The heart has a built in electrical system that governs the heartbeat. Think, for example, of an a...Read More
  • SCAI
    SCAI answered:
    The human body has different systems for handling different functions. The cardiovascular system is responsible for distributing blood throughout your body. It includes the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease, or CVD, refers to a broad range of diseases that affect this system. Among them are coronary...Read More
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