By ULY CLINIC
Unstable Angina (UA)
Unstable angina is a medical emergency and if untreated can progress to Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) 11, 12, 13.
Sign and Symptoms
Presents as chest pain or discomfort like stable angina but with the following additional characteristics:
• Angina at rest or minimal effort, occurring for the first time, particularly at rest and prolonged > 10 minutes, not relieved by sublingual nitrates.
• The pattern of angina accelerates and gets worse
• The chest pain may be associated with ST segment depression or T wave inversion or normal ECG without rise in cardiac enzymes (biomarkers ie Total Creatine, Creatine -MB and Troponin).
5 Novemba 2020 09:40:07