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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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