Clinical Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes

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Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an umbrella term used to describe any situation where the blood supply to the heart is suddenly obstructed, including unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction. The main cause is atherosclerosis, a condition where plaque builds up and thickens the artery walls.

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Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an umbrella term used to describe any situation where the blood supply to the heart is suddenly obstructed. In most cases, the blockage is caused by a thrombosis that decreases blood supply to part of the heart muscle. The primary cause of an ACS is atherosclerosis (also known as coronary heart disease), a condition where plaque (made up of cholesterol and fatty materials) builds up and thickens the artery walls.


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Denise Niblett
16 Feb 2021
It was a good refresher and reinforced the importance of following correct procedures and not to ignore the mildest of symptoms.
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16 Feb 2021
Great overview of ACS with relevant content of treatment.
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01 Feb 2022
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31 May 2022
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Mark Mclennan
18 Feb 2021
Good coverage of a common issue. Well written and presented.
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18 Feb 2021
simple and effective education
Debra Curran
23 Feb 2021
Excellent presentation on acute coronary syndromes.
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17 Feb 2021
I have learned a lot
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23 Feb 2021
Simple but clear presentation
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