Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)


Click here for the RCHT Acute Coronary Syndrome pathway


Current ongoing cardiac-sounding chest pain may require a '999' ambulance. Consider giving 300mg chewable aspirin.


If there is recent chest pain that is new or progressively severe or more frequent, please call the Acute GP service to discuss.


All Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) require admission. In this context, ACS is the clinical manifestation of an unstable clot on a ruptured plaque with impending or actual myocardial infarction. This includes cardiac pain at rest and crescendo angina.