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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Overview)

Used to describe inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to an extremity, an organ, or brain which may lead to stroke


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Ct scan showed Small vessel Ischemia. Cardioglogist quadruppled beta blocker after EKG. How does the ischemia effect my Kidney disease (stage 4)?

Ct scan showed Small vessel Ischemia. Cardioglogist quadruppled beta blocker after EKG. How does the ischemia effect my Kidney disease (stage 4)?

Vessels in both: Without an actual exam, I can't give specific medical advice on your particular health.

Same things affect vessels EVERYWHERE. So, while strokes, or heart attacks don't hit the kidney. The same bad vessels are in all organs. Hi BP, diabetes, and cholesterol all clog vessels everywhere and affect all the organs (heart, brain, kidney). Treatable.
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such bad heart disease, no blood gets to kidney. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Thaik
1,920 Doctors shared insights

Ischemia (Overview)

Used to describe inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to an extremity, an organ, or brain which may lead to stroke


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Is abdominal pain a usual symptom of intestinal ischemia?

Is abdominal pain a usual symptom of intestinal ischemia?

Intestinal Ischemia: Symptoms of acute intestinal ischemia: sudden abdominal pain that may range from mild to severe; an urgent need to have a bowel movement:
frequent, forceful bowel movements; tenderness or swelling in the abdomen;
blood in your stool;
nausea or vomiting or both ;
fever. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest ischemia?

What symptoms suggest ischemia?

Pain: Ischemia refers to a lack of blood flow and circulation. This causes a significant decrease in oxygen delivery to the tissues that causes the tissues to undergo anaerobic metabolism. This then secretes Lactic Acid which causes pain. So pain is the first sign. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the ECG showed signs of ischemia in the postural valve?

What does it mean if the ECG showed signs of ischemia in the postural valve?

Posterior wall?: You probably meant to say posterior wall, instead of posterior valve. But it probably means there is a blockage in the coronary artery that is feeding the posterior wall of your heart. This can be confirmed with a coronary angiogram and potentially fixed with coronary angioplasty and stent placement or else coronary bypass surgery. ...Read more

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Had perantine cardio. Stress test 2 wks. Ago. Diagnosis-ischemia of apex. Had heart cath. Today. No blockages. What could be causing chestpain.?

Had perantine cardio. Stress test 2 wks. Ago. Diagnosis-ischemia of apex. Had heart cath. Today. No blockages. What could be causing chestpain.?

Chest pain: There are many possible causes of chest pain including small vessel disease which doesn't show up on angiogram but can cause perfusion image abnormalities. You should discuss your symptoms and data with the physicians who know you and get their impression of what the cause of your chest pain is. ...Read more

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Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects intestinal ischemia? What is required to diagnose?

Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects intestinal ischemia? What is required to diagnose?

Could be serious: Intestinal ischemia can present in several ways. Acute intestinal ischemia is usually an emergency. You seem to be asking about chronic ischemia which can be an elusive diagnosis to clinch. Those with true intestinal ischemia have "fear of food" so extreme that they won't eat, and lose significant weight. Intestinal blood vessels must be imaged for diagnosis: ct, mri, and angiography may be used. ...Read more

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What does ischemia cause in the body?

What does ischemia cause in the body?

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 recovers when blood flow is restored - and irreversible ischemia - the latter resulting in tissue death. Ischemia can potentially occur anywhere in the body. ...Read more

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Recent stress test shows mild ischemia anterobasally and distal apical laterally. What does it mean exactly?

Recent stress test shows mild ischemia anterobasally and distal apical laterally. What does it mean exactly?

Arterial blockage.: Ischemia in areas of the heart, as you have related, infers that the arteries that feed these parts of the heart are narrowed such that blood flow through them reduces with exertion. It means these areas of the heart are vulnerable and further testing is needed and intervention may be necessary. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test?

Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test?

Screening test: Stress test is a screening test to determine if ischemia is present. It has good although not perfect reliability.
You should discuss the results and next steps with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What generally causes ischemia?

What generally causes ischemia?

Atherosclerosis: The formation of the atheromatous plaque, which comprises of a lipid laden core covered by a fibrous cap, is the pathophysiological hallmark of atherosclerosis. It is the acute rupture of such plaques that results in a clot (thrombus) that results in ischemia, which simply means inadequate blood flow. ...Read more

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What does reversible ischemia mean?

What does reversible ischemia mean?

At risk tissue: Reversible ischemia is usually used to describe an area of the heart muscle that has normal perfusion at rest on a stress test then exhibits poor blood flow when the patient is exercising or given the chemical stress. This indicates an area at high risk for damage if the patient stresses their heart with surgery or exercise. This is where a stent or surgery could help improve the heart function. ...Read more

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How serious is myocardial ischemia and can you treat it?

Very serious: True myocardial ischemia is very serious and life threatening and should receive immediate medical attention. There are numerous ways to treat it, recognizing it is most important. Typicallyconsists of burning chest pain or heaviness, sweating and anxiety; most often with exertion or heavy work. See doctor right away. ...Read more

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Can ischemia of the lateral wall be treated successfully? What is the rate?

Yes: If an angiogram demonstrates a compatible lesion that is amenable to angioplasty (and stenting), it can be treated with complete success. ...Read more

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What is the treatment regime for ischemia?

What is the treatment regime for ischemia?

Multiple drugs: Anti platelet agents such as aspirin, plaivix. Beta blockers such as atenolol or metoprolol. Vasidilators such as nitroglycerin. Occasionally anticoagulants such as Heparin or lovenox (enoxaparin). Coronary intervention such as angioplasty, stenting, and bypass surgery. ...Read more

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What are treatments for anteroseptal ischemia?

Several: This just refers to the location in the heart of a lack of blood supply. The possible treatments are medication, angioplasty with stent, or surgery (bypass operation) if there is a blockage. If the reason for the problem is something other than a blockage, such as anemia or lung disease resulting in a low oxygen, then the treatment would be directed at correcting the primary problem. ...Read more

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Can slurred speech from ischemia be cured with medicine/exercise?

Can slurred speech from ischemia be cured with medicine/exercise?

Possibly: With speech therapy the brain re-wires around the damaged area. There may be residual but usually some recovery with meds and therapy. ...Read more

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Is there any other way to get rid of blue balls without ejaculating? Would any medication work? Could I just put ice packs?

Is there any other way to get rid of blue balls without ejaculating? Would any medication work? Could I just put ice packs?

Vascular congestion: Most frequently relieved by ejaculation. Ice pack plus lying on your side with hips slightly flexed is worth trying. 600 mg (3 x 200 mg tabs) Ibuprofen worth trying if pain persists. Problem will clear up as you get older &/or have regular sex. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me can drugs for high blood pressure cause ischemia?

Very rare: Only rarely. Hydralazine, nifedipine, and minoxidil - if given without a beta blocker - can cause reflex tachycardia which, in a marginally compensated person, could result in ischemia. It doesn't happen often. ...Read more

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I have told that I have induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall, what dose she means?

A problem: The heart is like a room with sides.
These have anatomical names:
anterior
posterior
septal

the anterior-septal is at a junction.
Ischemia is a sign of reduced blood flow with exercise (induced) or a chemical.
It may require medication and even surgery
to eliminate. ...Read more

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How could ischemia be prevented?

Several ways: Cardiac ischemia can be prevented either by improving the supply of blood to the heart, or reducing the demand for blood by the heart. The supply can be increased by bypass surgery, angioplasty, stents, and some medications. The demand can be reduced by restricting the activity of the patient, controlling arrhythmias, and medications such as beta blockers. ...Read more

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Result as I mentioned above, ie: mildly positive to ischemia?

Not sure: Please be more clear about your question. If you're referring to an earlier question, please reference it. If you had a stress test and the results were positive for ischemia, then you need to see a cardiologist for further evaluation, but that is the extent of advice I can give you with the limited insight I have in your problem right now. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with anterior wall ischemia. Am I still fit to work?

Talk to: Yout doctor. May be treated with medication. Or you may need further treatment. Before returning to work discuss with you doctor to be safe ...Read more

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I have told that I have induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall, what dose she means?

A problem: The heart is like a room with sides.
These have anatomical names:
anterior
posterior
septal

the anterior-septal is at a junction.
Ischemia is a sign of reduced blood flow with exercise (induced) or a chemical.
It may require medication and even surgery
to eliminate. ...Read more

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What is ischemia?

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. ...Read more

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How risky is ischemia?

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. ...Read more

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What is inferior ischemia?

What is inferior ischemia?

Inferior WALL??: Could this be inferior wall ischemia? If so, this refers to the inferior wall of the heart, i.e. Location (bottom) of the ischemia. Ischemia indicates a lack of blood and therefore oxygen & nutrients to any part of the body, in this case the bottom of the heart. ...Read more