Tag: Coronary

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and Myocardial Infarction (MI)

    Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and Myocardial Infarction (MI)

    Warning: • The plasma troponin assay (emergency) has become the reference for diagnosis: the need for a laboratory equipped in town. • Is now considered “myocardial infarction” any elevated plasma troponin. • Is designated more broadly as “acute coronary syndrome” (ACS) all ischemic situation regarding atherosclerotic plaque rupture intracoronary with thrombus formation more or less…

  • Angina pectoris

    Angina pectoris

    A- Risk factors: – Five major and independent risk factors are involved in the pathology of atherosclerosis: high cholesterol, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, coronary heredity. – High cholesterol and smoking are paramount in the development of coronary atherosclerosis. – Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke (carotid atheroma) – Smoking and diabetes are paramount in…