A Case Study On ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME At Sacred Heart Unit(St. Paul Hospital)
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St. Paul University Philippines
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan 3500
School of Health Sciences
ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME
SACRED HEART UNIT
Submitted by: Mark Ayson Macasaddu BSN-3B(PBL G1)
Submitted to: Mr. Donald Paloma, RN, MSN
Acute coronary syndrome is a term used for any condition brought on by sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart. Acute coronary syndrome symptoms may include the type of chest pressure that you feel during a heart attack, or pressure in your chest while you 're at rest or doing light physical activity (unstable angina). The first sign of acute coronary syndrome can be sudden stopping of your heart (cardiac arrest). Acute coronary syndrome is…show more content… Your doctor will probably order several tests to figure out the cause of your chest pain. These tests may include a blood draw to check your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. If you need these tests, you 'll need to fast to get the most accurate results. Your doctor will tell you if you need to fast before having these tests, and for how long.
Your doctor may also want to perform imaging tests to check for blockages in your heart and the blood vessels leading to it
Tests and diagnosis
If you have signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome, your doctor may run several tests to see if your symptoms are caused by a heart attack or another form of chest discomfort. If your doctor thinks you 're having a heart attack, the first two tests you have are:
Electrocardiogram (ECG).This is the first test done to diagnose a heart attack. It 's often done while you 're being asked questions about your symptoms. This test records the electrical activity of your heart via electrodes attached to your skin. Impulses are recorded as "waves" displayed on a monitor or printed on paper. Because injured heart muscle doesn 't conduct electrical impulses normally, the ECG may show that a heart attack has occurred or is in progress.
Blood tests. Certain heart enzymes slowly leak into your blood if your heart has been damaged by a heart attack. Emergency room staff will take samples of your blood to test for the