Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a medical emergency and includes ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non–ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), and unstable angina. The constellation of conditions that comprise this type of coronary heart disease involve stenoses in the coronary arteries or otherwise insufficient blood flow to the myocardium.
ACS is a treatable condition, especially when diagnosis and response are rapid, and attention to risk factors and signs is essential. Treatment may encompass medications, surgery, or both. Are you familiar with the practice essentials for ACS, including risk factors, presenting symptoms, workup and diagnosis, and treatment? Test yourself with this brief quiz.
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Cite this: Yasmine S. Ali. Fast Five Quiz: Acute Coronary Syndrome - Medscape - May 17, 2023.