Acute Coronary Syndrome
Thrombosis and acute coronary syndrome
The goal of treatment: stabilisation and prevention of recurrence
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- Acute coronary syndrome
- An umbrella term used to cover any group of clinical symptoms compatible with an acute heart attack. The subtypes of acute coronary syndrome include unstable angina (in which the heart muscle is not damaged), and two forms of heart attack in which the heart muscle is damaged. These latter types are named according to the appearance of the electrocardiogram as non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
- Enzyme in the blood clotting cascade that promotes the formation of blood clots.
- Formation of a clot inside a blood vessel.