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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
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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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Comparison of the new high sensitive cardiac troponin T with myoglobin, h-FABP and cTnT for early identification of myocardial necrosis in the acute coronary syndrome. Clin Res Cardiol 2011;100:209-15.
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Participants had been admitted to the hospital with an acute coronary syndrome (myocardial infarction or unstable angina) one to 12 months before being randomly assigned to alirocumab or placebo.
[1,2] Cardiac dysfunction due to hypocalcaemia is commonly seen as dysrhythmias (most frequently a prolonged QT interval and rarely torsade de pointes), but may manifest as congestive heart failure or, infrequently, as an acute coronary syndrome. [3-5]
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NNA - The Lebanese Society of Cardiology (LSC) has launched a mobile phone application that allows medical doctors to access a clear algorithm on Oral Antiplatelet (OAP) therapy and determine individualized regimens for patients at risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), an umbrella term encompassing a number of conditions including unstable angina and myocardial infarction.

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