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Acute Altitude Sickness

Clinical Definition Acute altitude sickness, also called mountain sickness, is a group of general symptoms triggered by traveling to a higher elevation, usually above 8,000 feet, too rapidly. The potentially life-threatening illness is due to reduced air pressure and lower oxygen levels. In Our Own Words Altitude sickness, also known as mountain sickness, occurs when

Acute coronary syndrome

Clinical Definition Acute coronary syndrome is an umbrella term for a group of coronary artery diseases associated with sudden blockage of the blood supply to the heart muscle. Acute coronary syndrome is a medical emergency. In Our Own Words Acute coronary syndrome is a medical emergency describing a group of conditions, including a possible heart

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