Acute coronary syndromes. Jason Smith Consultant in Emergency Medicine Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. The problem. Objectives . To define ACS we all know this bit, but do we apply it in practice? Therapeutic dilemmas Diagnostic dilemmas How do I rule it in? How do I rule it out?
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Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
College of Emergency Medicine CPD Event, 29 March 2011
ACS represent a life-threatening manifestation of atherosclerosis usually precipitated by acute thrombosis, induced by a ruptured or eroded atherosclerotic plaque, with or without concomitant vasoconstriction, causing a sudden and critical reduction in blood flow.
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