ACS Long-Term Care
The long term care of coronary syndrome depends on severity. Acute coronary syndrome describes a group of conditions that result from diseased coronary arteries.
- Unstable angina: symptoms that occur when the heart is under stress, but the heart muscle is not damaged
- Heart attack that causes changes on the EKG
- Heart attack that does not cause findings on an EKG, but is identified by blood testing.
|Angina Severity||Treatment Options|
|Stable / mild or moderate||Control of cardiac risk factors; drug therapy|
|Unstable / mild to moderate||Hospitalization; control of cardiac risk factors; drug therapy|
|Unstable / severe symptoms||Drug treatment; angioplasty; coronary artery bypass grafting|
The long-term treatment of coronary artery disease and angina may include:
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