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Acute coronary syndrome (ACS): Types and Symptoms

  • Angina- Poor blood supply to the heart for a small period is called angina. It can last over a period of time and can be treated with oral medications. Patient having known CAD carry their oral medications all the time.
  • Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI): In such infractions the ECG does not record any changes. In such scenarios chemical markers are used to diagnose it
  • ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI): Blockage in the supply of blood for a long period affect the heart muscle to a large extent. ECG and chemical markers show immediate changes.


  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Pain from the chest to the arms