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.

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

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
 Physical inactivity
 Unhealthy diet
 Obesity or overweight
 A family history of chest pain, heart disease, or stroke 

Specialists to Visit

 Cardiac Surgeon
 Emergency Medicine Doctor

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