Acute Coronary
Syndrome
Presented by:
Dr. Asim Siddig Abdelrahman
HO Medicine Department
Contents
• Definition of ACS.
• Classifications.
• Management.
• Complications.
Definition
a constellation of symptoms related to
obstruction of coronary arteries with chest
pain being the most common s...
ACS is classified into:
Unstable Angina
STEMI
NSTEMI
UNSTABLE ANGINA
• Pain occurring at rest –
duration > 20min.
• Worsening of chest pain,
increases in frequency,
duration.
...
MI
• Leading cause of death in US
• Thrombosis in atherosclerotic artery causes 90%
of MIs.
• A region of the myocardium i...
Risk Factors
• Age
• Sex
• FH : MI in 1st degree relatives <55 yrs.
• Smoking.
• Obesity, sedentary lifestyle.
• HTN, DM.
...
Females, when compared to males:
-present

with MI later in life.
-have poorer prognosis and high morbidity.
-are 2x as li...
Features suggesting
• The pains are usually more
MI
•

•
•
•
•

severe .
There are more associated
symptoms such as sweati...
Diagnosis
Brief History and physical Examination………
Generally DO:
• CBC.
• U&E.
• Random BG.
• Lipid profile.
• CXR: but do not delay treatment waiting
for it.
Cardiac Enzymes
STEMI:

• ST elevation, Q waves , hyper
acute T waves; followed by T
wave inversions.
• Clinically significant ST segment
...
The ECG changes
ST elevation
Inferior MI
NSTEM: ST depressions (0.5 mm at least) or T wave
inversions ( 1.0 mm at least) or normal ECG.

• Troponin:
• The most sen...
Management of ACS
Management of ACS
• Good IV access
• Supplemental O2
• Aspirin 300mg ; consider Clopidogrel 300mg too.
• Nitrates 1-2 tabs...
Subsequent management
• Bed rest 48hrs, continuous ECG monitoring.
• Daily Ex.
• Prophylaxis againest thromboembolism unti...
thrombolysis
Criteria:
• ST elevation; >1mm in 2 or more limb leads or
>2mm in 2 or more chest leads.
• Newly developed LB...
Complications:
• Cardiac arrest….. vent. Arrhythmias.
• Bradycardias or heart block.
• Tachyarrhythmias.
• CHF.
• Pericard...
Attention…..SUMMARY
Unstable
Angina
Non occlusive
thrombus
Non specific
ECG
Normal cardiac
Enzymes.
Ttt: +heparin

NSTEMI
Non-occlusive
thromb...
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Acute coronary syndrome

  1. 1. Acute Coronary Syndrome Presented by: Dr. Asim Siddig Abdelrahman HO Medicine Department
  2. 2. Contents • Definition of ACS. • Classifications. • Management. • Complications.
  3. 3. Definition a constellation of symptoms related to obstruction of coronary arteries with chest pain being the most common symptom in addition to nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis etc. often radiating to the left arm or angle of the jaw, pressure-like in character
  4. 4. ACS is classified into: Unstable Angina STEMI NSTEMI
  5. 5. UNSTABLE ANGINA • Pain occurring at rest – duration > 20min. • Worsening of chest pain, increases in frequency, duration. • Angina becoming resistance to drugs that previously gave good control. • NB! ECG – normal, ST depression(>0.5mm), T wave changes
  6. 6. MI • Leading cause of death in US • Thrombosis in atherosclerotic artery causes 90% of MIs. • A region of the myocardium is abruptly deprived of blood supply due to restricted coronary blood flow. • Ischemia results and may lead to necrosis within 6 hours.
  7. 7. Risk Factors • Age • Sex • FH : MI in 1st degree relatives <55 yrs. • Smoking. • Obesity, sedentary lifestyle. • HTN, DM. • Hyperlipidemia.
  8. 8. Females, when compared to males: -present with MI later in life. -have poorer prognosis and high morbidity. -are 2x as likely to die in the first weeks. -are more likely to die from the first MI. -have higher rates of unrecognized MI. Study in US
  9. 9. Features suggesting • The pains are usually more MI • • • • • severe . There are more associated symptoms such as sweating, palpitation, nausea, or vomiting. Duration is > 20 minutes. Usual relieving factors such as rest or GTN spray do not help. May be silent in elderly or diabetics. Patients often tells you they think they are going to die (EXTREME distress, sweatiness, anxiety, pulse, BP or ).
  10. 10. Diagnosis Brief History and physical Examination………
  11. 11. Generally DO: • CBC. • U&E. • Random BG. • Lipid profile. • CXR: but do not delay treatment waiting for it.
  12. 12. Cardiac Enzymes
  13. 13. STEMI: • ST elevation, Q waves , hyper acute T waves; followed by T wave inversions. • Clinically significant ST segment elevations: • > than 1 mm (0.1 mV) in at least two limb contiguous leads • or 2 mm (0.2 mV) in two contiguous chest leads (V2 and V3) • Note: LBBB and pacemakers can interfere with diagnosis of MI on ECG.
  14. 14. The ECG changes
  15. 15. ST elevation Inferior MI
  16. 16. NSTEM: ST depressions (0.5 mm at least) or T wave inversions ( 1.0 mm at least) or normal ECG. • Troponin: • The most sensitive and specific marker of myocardial necrosis. • Serum level increases within 3-12 hrs from the onset of Chest pain. • +ve in both STEMI and NSTEMI, but –ve in U. angina. • CK-MB. • Myoglobin.
  17. 17. Management of ACS
  18. 18. Management of ACS • Good IV access • Supplemental O2 • Aspirin 300mg ; consider Clopidogrel 300mg too. • Nitrates 1-2 tabs SL. • Morphine 5-10mg IV. • Beta blocker, eg Atenolol 5mg IV (unless Asthma or LVF). • Restore coronary perfusion : PCI or thrombolysis in STEMI . • Heparin (LMW) in NSTEMI and U.angina. • Call cardiology fellow! …….. CCU.
  19. 19. Subsequent management • Bed rest 48hrs, continuous ECG monitoring. • Daily Ex. • Prophylaxis againest thromboembolism until fully mobile (consider warfarin for 3 mo if large Ant.MI). • Aspirin eg 75mg to decrease vascular events. • Long term B blockers. • Starts statin. • ACE inhibitors in all pts ...stop if EF normal. • Address modifiable risk factors eg smoking. • If uncomplicated discharge after 5-7 days.
  20. 20. thrombolysis Criteria: • ST elevation; >1mm in 2 or more limb leads or >2mm in 2 or more chest leads. • Newly developed LBBB. • Posterior changes deep ST depression and tall R waves in V1 toV3. Contraindications; • Internal bleeding, recent surgery and severe HTN. eg Streptokinase.
  21. 21. Complications: • Cardiac arrest….. vent. Arrhythmias. • Bradycardias or heart block. • Tachyarrhythmias. • CHF. • Pericarditis. • DVT and PE.
  22. 22. Attention…..SUMMARY
  23. 23. Unstable Angina Non occlusive thrombus Non specific ECG Normal cardiac Enzymes. Ttt: +heparin NSTEMI Non-occlusive thrombus sufficient to cause tissue damage & mild myocardial necrosis ST depression +/T wave inversion on ECG, non significant. Elevated cardiac Enzymes. Ttt: +heparin STEMI Complete thrombus occlusion ST elevations on ECG or new LBBB Elevated cardiac enzymes More severe Symptoms. Ttt: +thromolytics.
  24. 24. Thanks

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