Posts Tagged ‘coronary plaque’

Plaque fissure ,rupture and subsequent thrombois is the hallmark of acute coronary syndrome . Are these events painful ? We always attribute any chest pain in an ACS patient to ischemia of myocardium.Is that always true? Coronary artery also has a rich vasa nervorum that could be activated by plaque disruption.

Why  we need an answer to this question ?

We are triaging patients for early invasive apporach based on chestpain .

Many patients may be subjected to revascularisation process for an non ischemic coronary pain !

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