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Acute coronary syndrome is predominantly caused by a luminal thrombus or a sudden plaque haemorrhage imposed on an atherosclerotic plaque with or without an accompanying vasospasm.1 A luminal thrombus forms as a direct consequence of plaque rupture or erosion (if plaque rupture is not identifiable on intracoronary imaging).2 Initial electrocardiography can be used to distinguish ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS).
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Acute Coronary Syndromes ACS
Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) is an umbrella term for situations where the blood supplied to the heart muscle is suddenly blocked. Treatment for acute coronary syndrome includes medicines and a procedure known as angioplasty, during which doctors inflat...