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acute

1. Maths
a. (of an angle) less than 90°
b. (of a triangle) having all its interior angles less than 90°
2. of a disease
a. arising suddenly and manifesting intense severity
b. of relatively short duration
3. (of a hospital, hospital bed, or ward) intended to accommodate short-term patients with acute illnesses

acute

[ə′kyüt]
(biology)
Ending in a sharp point.
(medicine)
Referring to a disease or disorder of rapid onset, short duration, and pronounced symptoms.
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2 Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a clinical spectrum of ischemic heart disease ranging from unstable angina, non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) to ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Acute Coronary Syndrome
Keywords: Acute coronary syndrome, Coronary artery disease, Coronary angiography.
To study the impact of metabolic syndrome on hospital outcomes in patients of acute coronary syndrome, in particular death and heart failure.
Broken hearts: differentiating stress-induced cardiomyopathy from acute myocardial infarction in the patient presenting with acute coronary syndrome.
We would like to thank the authors of the letter for their interest and criticism about our study published in The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology (1) on predictive value of mean platelet volume (MPV) in young patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) (1).
The new programme should lead to a reduction in the length of stay in hospital for patients with acute coronary syndrome as well as a reduction in the number of patients readmitted to hospital.
Researchers enrolled 1,080 patients who came to the emergency department with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome.
CT angiography has rapidly emerged as the most cost-effective imaging technique to exclude acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department.
Angiography may not provide an accurate assessment of plaque severity, which is why some patients with acute coronary syndrome suffer a second heart attack after undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), researchers have found.
The study looked at hospitalizations linked to acute coronary syndrome at nine Scottish hospitals in the 10 months before and after enactment of a smoke-free indoor air law.
METHODS: From October 2003 to September 2004, a sample of 6 hospitals located in several urban and rural Greek regions was selected, and almost all survivors after an acute coronary syndrome were enrolled into the study (2,172 patients were included in the study; 76% were men and 24% women).

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