Acute coronary syndrome causes different symptoms in different people. For instance, men and women may not experience the same symptoms. Here are some of the most common symptoms:
Treatments vary depending on the cause of acute coronary syndrome. Doctors in the emergency department may perform several tests, including blood tests and an electrocardiogram.
Fast treatment is the most important factor in responding to acute coronary syndrome. At UR Medicine Heart & Vascular, we’ve refined our entire process to shorten the time to treatment. We have a Heart Attack Team on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Plus, we practice advanced procedures designed specifically to help patients who suffer severe heart attacks. UR Medicine is one of the few heart centers in the country able to use temporary heart pumps to help a patient's heart through the period of most intense shock.
If you have chest pain or other symptoms of acute coronary syndrome, call 911.