Symptoms Of Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome Acute coronary syndrome is a medical emergency in women and men that needs immediate attention; it is imperative to identify early symptoms to get an early treatment with good outcomes. The timely recognition of symptoms for this condition could be a matter of life or death for the patient; acute coronary syndrome is responsible for more than seven million deaths around the world each year, (De Vonn, Hogan, Ochs, & Shapiro, 2011). Su, Nyi, and Li (2015) states, “Approximately one-third of people suffering heart attacks die before they reach the hospital” (pp.1). In many cases, when the symptoms of acute coronary syndrome arise, people do not identify them until is too late for an intervention, so it is possible that socio- demographic factors such as, gender, age, ethnicity, and income of an individual influence the recognition of symptoms of acute coronary syndrome and delay treatment? A research study mentions, “The most important factor impacting increasing time to treatment for ACS is the patient’s decision to delay seeking care,” (De Vonn et al., 2011). Sociodemographic and clinical factors such as, age, education level, and income play an important role for those deciding when to seek for medical attention for symptoms of acute coronary syndrome; “Most patients who reported specific symptoms were male, young, with better financial conditions,” (Gouveia, Travassos, Mendes, & Silva, 2015). The association of the
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