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Please help me what is the main difference between acute coronary syndrome, angina and mi?
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
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In brief: Coronary syndrome
Mi is non reversible resulting in the loss of some heart muscles.
Angina is when the coronary arteries diameter is constricted and does not provide enough blood (=oxygen) for a certain degree of activities. Treat by reducing activities temporarily while waiting to be treated aggressively = er immediate. But lot other diseases have sx that mimic heart angina, even good doc have difficulty to dx.

In brief: Coronary syndrome
Mi is non reversible resulting in the loss of some heart muscles.
Angina is when the coronary arteries diameter is constricted and does not provide enough blood (=oxygen) for a certain degree of activities. Treat by reducing activities temporarily while waiting to be treated aggressively = er immediate. But lot other diseases have sx that mimic heart angina, even good doc have difficulty to dx.
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO
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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. 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. Angina does not. Acute coronary syndrome can be applied to either of the others.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Dr. Steven Guyton
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