ACS

Full form/Meaning:

Acute Coronary Syndrome

 

Definition:

Acute Coronary Syndrome is a group of clinical signs and symptoms compatible with acute myocardial ischemia and/or infarction due to an abrupt reduction in coronary blood flow. This is commonly known as a heart attack.

 

Usage in Sentence:

“Acute coronary syndrome encompasses a spectrum of unstable coronary artery disease from unstable angina to transmural myocardial infarction” (SIGN, 2016)

 

Do you know?

Age, gender, ethnicity and family history are the non-modifiable risk factors of acute coronary syndrome.

 

References

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, SIGN (2016). Acute coronary syndrome. 148: p. 1. Edinburgh: SIGN; 2016. Available from URL: http://www.sign.ac.uk

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