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Acute Coronary Syndrome

Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is a clinical emergency depicted by a sudden reduction of blood flow to the heart due to a ruptured atherosclerotic plaque, which may partially or fully occlude a coronary artery.

ACS Symptoms

ACS Symptoms are usually instantaneous, pronounced cardiac symptoms. All individuals with ACS should seek out immediate emergency care. A delayed diagnosis and treatment may be life threatening. If you are not in an emergency, learn more about symptoms

ACS Treatment Options

The goal in initial treatment is to stabilize the individual and restore heart function, if necessary.  The goals in treatment thereafter are designed to manage or treat the root cause. This may include medications or surgical options to address the partially or fully occluded coronary artery and other conditions that may be the consequence of atherosclerotic plaque in other areas of the body, such as the carotid artery.

It is important to recognize that medications and medical procedures are associated with benefits and risks that should be discussed with your physician. It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition. Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.