• By Dana Sparks

Social Networking Could Help Solve Medical Mysteries (pkg.)

July 17, 2012

The chest pain experienced by one of the women you’re about to meet was much more than a difficult recovery after giving birth. She had a heart attack when a rare and deadly condition stopped blood flow to her heart.

After sharing her experience with others through social networking sites, she found out she was not alone. Now Mayo Clinic researchers have used the information gathered on the internet to investigate this condition called spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), discovering social networking could help discover answers to medical mysteries.

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