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Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)

If you have unexplained chest pain then you must seek urgent medical advice as you will need an assessment of your overall health.

If you have unexplained chest pain then you must seek urgent medical advice as you will need an assessment of your overall health

Sometimes, when chest pain occurs suddenly it is unclear if it is due to unstable angina or a heart attack.

Until tests confirm your diagnosis doctors may describe your condition as Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). Prompt tests, investigations and diagnosis are important so that the appropriate treatment can be given to you as quickly as possible.