Acute coronary syndrome


Acute coronary syndrome is most often caused by plaque rupture or clot formation in the heart's arteries.


Symptoms may include heart attack-like chest pressure, chest pressure while resting or doing light activity, or sudden stopping of the heart.


It's treatable if diagnosed quickly. Treatment may include medications, such as blood thinners, clot busters, or beta blockers. Surgery may be needed.

Last Updated May 25, 2018

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