September 30, 2016

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Acute Coronary Syndrome, also known as ACS, is a set of symptoms attributed to obstruction of the coronary arteries. As a result, the most common symptom is chest pain, and at times radiates to the left arm or jaw. ACS typically occurs as a result of ST elevation myocardia infraction, non ST elevation myocardia infraction, or unstable angina. The naming convention for these various types of ACS are based upon they way they appear on the electrocardiogram (ECG). Non ST segment elevation myocardia infraction is known as NSTEMI, where ST segment elevation myocardia infraction is known as STEMI. ACS treatment starts with ACLS Certification or Recertification.

Study the ACS Algorithm