A 29-year-old member asked:
How risky is ischemia?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Grenzeranswered
Cardiology 57 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.
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Dr. Howard Foxanswered
Podiatry 44 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.
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Dr. Ronald Achong commented
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dec 5, 2012
Dr. Dean Giannoneanswered
Internal Medicine 27 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?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Norman Chideckelanswered
Vascular Surgery 44 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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