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What is the difference between acute coronary syndrome, unstable angina, and mi?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
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In brief: See below

Acute coronary syndrome or unstable angina usually means chest pain due interruption of blood flow to the heart muscle.
Myocardial infarction ( mi) implies damage to the heart muscle due to prolonged interruption of the blood flow to the heart muscle.

In brief: See below

Acute coronary syndrome or unstable angina usually means chest pain due interruption of blood flow to the heart muscle.
Myocardial infarction ( mi) implies damage to the heart muscle due to prolonged interruption of the blood flow to the heart muscle.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: MI more serious

All are caused by not enough blood flow to the heart.
Mi causes permanent damage. Unstable angina does not. Acute coronary syndrome can be applied to either of the others.

In brief: MI more serious

All are caused by not enough blood flow to the heart.
Mi causes permanent damage. Unstable angina does not. Acute coronary syndrome can be applied to either of the others.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Dr. Steven Guyton
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