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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Lack of blood flow: Ischemia is a lack of blood flow so that that the organ or extremity is not recieving an adequate amount of oxygen.
Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
Surgery - Vascular 17 years experience
Lack of blood: Ischemia is the medical term to express lack of blood flow to a particular organ or tissue.

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Depends: It depends on how severe it is and which organ is ischemic. For instance it would be more serious to have ischemia to the heart or brain than to your ... Read More
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 43 years experience
Depends on: The severity of the ischemia, and also the cause. Ischemia from an obstruction is more dangerous than ischemia from vasospastic disease. You really ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Definition: ischemia: The term ischemia generally suggests a reduction of the blood supply to a given area of the body such that the functionality of that part of the body ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Poor blood flow: When arteries are narrowed, not enough oxygen gets to the tissue. This is worse when exercising a muscle ( or heart muscle), becuause its oxygen requ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Poor perfusion: Ischemia is caused by low or inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to a tissue: heart attack stroke amputation renal failure are sequellae o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Depends: It depends on the part of the body that is not getting enough blood and oxygen. If it is the heart you could get chest pain. If it's a leg, leg pain. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
Cardiology 28 years experience
Atherosclerosis: The formation of the atheromatous plaque, which comprises of a lipid laden core covered by a fibrous cap, is the pathophysiological hallmark of athero... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Heart: This is likely a finding on a cardiac stress test describing diminished or slowed blood flow to the anterior portion of the wall of the left ventricle... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 21 years experience
Lack of enuff blood: "ischemia" = the normal tissue (eg heart, brain, intestine) is not receiving sufficient blood flow to supply the oxygen needed for the tissue's normal... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
Idirect evidence: Stress tests using a nuclear tracer may show a defect on the scan if a blockage is present. An anteroseptal defect is one that implicates the left ant... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 33 years experience
Decreased blood flow: The heart may have adequate blood flow to function normally at rest or lower levels of activity. However when you increase the nutrition needs of t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Other way 'round: Ischemia is caused by inadequate blood supply, and therefore inadequate oxygen supply to a part of the body. There is reversible - the tissue recover... Read More
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