Ask the Doctors: Acute Coronary Syndrome vs. Heart Attack; Warfarin vs. Other Blood Thinners; Yoga & the Heart


I’ve heard the term “acute coronary syndrome,” but I don’t understand what it means. Is it a heart attack?

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a term that encompasses three separate diagnoses: unstable angina (UA), non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). ST elevation is a specific finding on an electrocardiogram.

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