What is Acute Coronary Syndrome?
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is a situation of medical emergency that refers to a group of clinical conditions compatible with acute myocardial ischemia (AMI) and/or infarction. ACS occurs when the blood supply to the heart is blocked due to destabilization of a previously stable atherosclerotic plaque.2,3
There are three classifications according to the presence of Electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities and Myocardial Infarction (MI):2,3
- Unstable angina;
- NSTEMI (non ST-segment-elevation MI);
- STEMI (ST-segment-elevation MI).2,3