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Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when the blood supply to the heart is suddenly blocked. It is usually caused by a buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries, which can lead to a heart attack. Symptoms of ACS include chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, and sweating. Treatment for ACS includes medications to reduce the risk of further blockages, lifestyle changes, and in some cases, surgery.
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