Acute Coronary Syndrome
Covers angina and symptoms that happen when the heart does not get enough blood. Covers unstable angina and heart attack. Discusses treatment with medicines, angioplasty, or bypass surgery. Offers prevention tips.
What is acute coronary syndrome?
The coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. If these arteries are narrowed or blocked, the heart does not get enough oxygen. This can cause angina or a
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Other Works Consulted
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC – Cardiology, Electrophysiology E. Gregory Thompson, MD – Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD – Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD – Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD – Family Medicine Specialist Medical Reviewer George Philippides, MD – Cardiology
Current as ofDecember 19, 2017
Current as of: December 19, 2017