Acute Coronary Syndrome

About- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is characterized by a range of conditions associated with sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart, due to malfunction of the heart muscle.
 
Symptoms-

 Chest pain (angina) or discomfort 
 Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the jaw, neck, back or abdomen
 Nausea or vomiting
 Indigestion
 Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
 Sudden, excessive sweating (diaphoresis)
 Palpitations
 Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
 Fatigue
 Feeling restless or apprehensive 

Causes-
The acute coronary syndrome usually occurs due to the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) in and on the walls of coronary arteries, the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to heart muscles.
 
Risk factors

 Older age 
 High blood pressure
 High cholesterol
 Smoking
 Physical inactivity
 Unhealthy diet
 Obesity or overweight
 Diabetes
A family history of chest pain, heart disease or stroke 

Specialists to Visit

 Cardiologist 
 Cardiac Surgeon
 Emergency Medicine Doctor
 

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.heart.org
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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