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What is the difference between myocardial infarction and a acute coronary syndrome?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Continuum

Both are a result of inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle.
Acute coronary syndrome means that the imbalance is sufficient to cause symptoms that prompt aggressive intervention, but may not result in permanent heart damage; a myocardial infarction implies that overt heart damage has occurred, hence positive markers of tissue damage.

In brief: Continuum

Both are a result of inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle.
Acute coronary syndrome means that the imbalance is sufficient to cause symptoms that prompt aggressive intervention, but may not result in permanent heart damage; a myocardial infarction implies that overt heart damage has occurred, hence positive markers of tissue damage.
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