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Unstable angina happens when blood flow to the heart is suddenly slowed by narrowed coronary arteries. Or small blood clots form in the coronary arteries and slow blood flow. Typically, there is no damage to the heart muscle. It often happens when you are at rest. You may have had stable angina You knew when to expect your […]

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What happens in acute coronary syndrome (ACS)?

ACS ranges from a heart attack (myocardial infarction) to unstable angina. If you have a heart attack, a coronary artery or one of its smaller branches is suddenly blocked. The part of the heart muscle supplied by this artery loses its blood (and oxygen) supply. This part of the heart muscle is at risk of […]

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Understanding the heart and coronary arteries

The heart is made mainly of special muscle. The heart pumps blood into blood vessels (arteries) which take the blood to every part of the body. The coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart If these arteries are narrowed or blocked, the heart does not get enough oxygen. This can cause angina or a heart attack. The blockage can be sudden […]

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What is acute coronary syndrome (ACS)

The term ‘acute coronary syndrome’ covers a range of disorders, including a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and unstable angina, that are caused by the same underlying problem. The underlying problem is a sudden reduction of blood flow to part of the heart muscle. This is usually caused by a blood clot that forms on a […]

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What is a stroke?

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What is a stroke?

Due to a family history or other risk factors, even a woman who has always thought of herself as perfectly healthy can find herself suddenly experiencing the symptoms of stroke. A stroke happens when either a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot or the vessel bursts. […]

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