Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)

a set of signs and symptoms related to decreased blood flow to the heart. ACS is compatible with a diagnosis of acute myocardial ischemia, but it is not pathonomonic.

Manifestations

  • chest pain
  • tightness around the chest and radiating to the left arm and the left angle of the jaw.
  • may be associated with diaphoresis
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • shortness of breath.
  •  Some may report palpitations
  • feeling of anxiety
  • sense of impending doom

Diagnosis of MI:

  • ECG
  • Blood tests – troponin marker levels

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