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Disease or Condition — Heart, Blood Vessel, and Lymphatic Disorders:
immediate coronary syndrome

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Description

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.

Synonyms
  • ACS
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • impending infarction
  • impending myocardial infarction
  • preinfarction angina
  • preinfarction syndrome
  • unstable angina
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • abdominal pain
  • arm pain
  • back pain
  • cervicalgia
  • chest pain
  • dizziness
  • generalized hyperhidrosis
  • jaw pain
  • nausea
  • shortness of breath
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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