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How risky is ischemia?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 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 foot.
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 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 need to discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dec 5, 2012
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 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 is impaired. Could be from a blockage in an artery delivering blood to that part of the body, or could be from a general reduction in blood supply to deliver to that part of the body. Could cause heart attack, stroke, so could be risky, yes.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is ischemia?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 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.

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