Acute Coronary Syndrome - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on Jun 16, 2017
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Glossary

Anticoagulants: Substance that prevents clotting of blood.

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is the hardening of arteries due to deposition of fatty material along the walls of arteries. It is form of arteriosclerosis.

Coronary artery disease: Coronary artery disease or coronary heart disease is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart that usually results from atherosclerosis.

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