Acute Coronary Syndrome Treatment

Acute Coronary Syndrome

The chest pain caused as a result of inadequate supply of blood to the heart is termed as “acute coronary syndrome” by the medical professionals.  

Types of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Acute Coronary Syndrome is of two types:

  • Angina
  • Unstable Angina


The chest pain which results due to insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle (myocardium) is termed as angina. It is caused by excess effort or exercise and can be treated by rest and medication such as GTN spray or tablets.

Symptoms of Angina

The symptoms of angina include:

  • Pressure and burning in the chest.
  • Usually it begins behind the breastbone.
  • The pain may spread around arms, neck, shoulders.
  • Feeling of indigestion may occur with it.
  • It occurs as a result of exertion.
  • Usually it stays for 1 to 15 minutes.
  • Usually relieved by rest or medication.

Preventing Angina

Angina can be prevented by changing your lifestyle and following the below guidelines:

  • Change your eating habit. Try to eat healthy and non-fatty diet.
  • STOP smoking!
  • Try to reduce your weight.

Unstable Angina

Unstable angina usually results as a change in the usual pattern of angina. It is much more sever than angina and may lead to heart attack.

Symptoms of Unstable Angina

The symptoms of unstable angina include:

  • The pain may starts unexpectedly while sleeping.
  • The pain lasts longer, may be for 30 minutes.
  • Usually it does not relieved by rest or medication.
  • The pain is very severe.

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