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Can you explain silent ischemia?

Can you explain silent ischemia?

Silent ischemia: Evidence of ischemia on testing without subjective symptoms recognized by the patient. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

Used to describe inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to an extremity, an organ, or brain which ...Read more


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Silent ischemia, how to naturally treat it?

Silent ischemia, how to naturally treat it?

Silent ischemia: You naturally treat it by going to your dr. And follow the advice. Generally this will include diet, exercise and not smoking. Often there will be a recommendation for medications you can swallow by a natural swallowing mechanism. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: silent ischemia?

Asymptomatic ischemi: It means that there is lack of blood supply or oxygen but individual has no symptoms. ...Read more

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Are diabetics more prone to silent ischemia?

Yes: It seems that diabetes affects nerves and pain perception. Diabetics often injure feet and can get infections without noticing. Likewise they may suffer coronary ischemia without perception or it sometimes manifests as severe GI distress with nausea and vomiting but no chest pain. A sudden change in energy, nausea/vomiting or shortness of breath in a diabetic should prompt further evaluation. ...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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Can drugs for high blood pressure lead to ischemia?

Can drugs for high blood pressure lead to ischemia?

Depends: Some drugs affect the autonomic (automatic) nervous system and it is theoretically possible to ifluence the micro circulation. Geneally speaking ----no. ...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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Is it possible that a medicine against high blood pressure can cause ischemia in an obese person?

Probably not: I suggest to you that the obesity is the "bad guy" and not the med. The widespread obesity is simply a reflection on lousy diet and all the sugary stuff is deadly. Even diet drinks get into the act because the organ that suffers most is the brain. See my blog, "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more

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THE RESULT OF MY ECG IS THIS " SEPTAL WALL ISCHEMIA C- IRBBB" WHAT DOES IT MINS. I AM TAKING RIFAMPICINE DRUG, MY DOCTOR SAID NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

THE RESULT OF MY ECG IS THIS " SEPTAL WALL ISCHEMIA C- IRBBB" WHAT DOES IT MINS. I AM TAKING RIFAMPICINE DRUG, MY DOCTOR SAID NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

ECG: At 28y the changes mentioned are unlikely to be from ischemia. Without knowing the patient and seeing the data however, that statement is the most we can make. Your doctor should have enough information to advise you better. ...Read more

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Can I avoid angio and take medicines for pravocable ischaemia?

CTA: Request a ct angiogram (cta) instead of an arteriogram... What kind of ischaemia is of concern? Need more specifics... ...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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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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What is the major cause of inferior ischemia?

What is the major cause of inferior ischemia?

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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What does consider anteroseptal ischemia mean?

Decreased blood supp: Decreased blood supply to the front and middle of your heart causing pain. ...Read more

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What is the significance of mild reversible ischemia?

What is the significance of mild reversible ischemia?

Coronary narrowing: Ischemia (which is found on a stress test) connotes heart muscle not getting enough blood flow to meet its needs. Mild ischemia implies that the defect showing up on stress test is more subtle, i.e. That there is slightly less blood flow to the area during stress than at rest. It usually means the severity of underling narrowing is less, though by definition it is still enough to limit flow. ...Read more

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What symptoms and conditions are associated with ischemia?

Chest pain, others: Presumably you are asking about cardiac ischemia. The most common symptoms are chest/upper abdominal/neck/arm pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, sweating, palpitations, nausea and/or vomiting, fainting. These symptoms may occur in any combination or independently. ...Read more

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Is ischemia deadly?

Is ischemia deadly?

Can be: Yes, ischemia can be deadly. 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. If the ischemia is irreversible, the nearby tissue will die. ...Read more

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Is ischemia curable?

Is ischemia curable?

Yes: Ischemia refers to inadequate blood flow to the heart or other organs. Various techniques such as angioplasty and stents or surgical bypass operations can increase blood flow. Drugs like statins can slow the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Drugs like Aspirin can decrease the risk of blood clots forming on the walls of rough or narrowed arteries. ...Read more

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What's provocable ischemia?

Stress test: Stress tests with exercise or drugs are used to provoke ischemia, to uncover insufficient blood flow to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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What is lateral wall ischemia?

Ischemia: Lateral wall ischemia implies abnormal flow of blood into the side wall of the left ventricle of the heart ...Read more

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What is lateral wall ischemia?

Poor blood flow: Ischemia is when there is less blood flow or delivery of oxygen to tissue than needed. Lateral ischemia means that this is happening to the left sidewall of the pumping chamber of the heart. This is usually related to blockage in the flow of blood in the coronaries, blood vessels that feed the heart muscle. ...Read more

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What is inferior basal ischemia?

What is inferior basal ischemia?

Ischemia means: Decreased blood flow. I'm not sure if u are referring to the inferior basal part of the heart or the basal ganglia in the brain. Wherever it is, it suggests impaired blood flow and circulation related to high blood pressure, aging, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking. Follow up with your dr. Take care! ...Read more

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What is hypoxia versus ischemia?

Hypoxia is: Referring to low oxygenation levels globally in the body whereas ischemia refers to low oxygen levels in localized tissue. ...Read more

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How serious is myocardial ischemia?

Maybe very serious: Ischemia means an area of the heart is not getting enough blood usually because of a blockage in an artery. The severity depends on whether it is a major artery or not. ...Read more

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What does myocardial ischemia means?

Cardiac: Myocardial ischemia is what causes chest pain or angina. This occurs when there is plaque that blocks the arteris and reduces flow to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Can too much exercise cause ischemia?

Can too much exercise cause ischemia?

Yes: As we in pathology use the word "ischemia", it simply means less total blood flow than the organ is requesting. Especially while you're conditioning your heart, you push it to the maximum and the organs request more -- the ischemia is reflected in increased lactic acid levels in the blood. Clinicians use the term for "infarction", in which tissue dies -- won't happen from exercise. ...Read more

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What causes anterior septal ischemia?

Reduced blood supply: The septum of the heart is the wall inside the heart that separates the heart chambers from each other. Ischemia in this area indicates narrowing in one of the arteries to this muscle area, usually from hardening of the arteries. It indicates some degree of heart disease. You should follow up with your doctor or a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the significance of apical ischemia?

Location& blood flow: It depends. S the ischemia reverisble or irreversible? Was it detected on a nuclear stress test? Assume it's reversible as seen in a nuclear stress test. Apical refers to the location - at the apex. As for significance, along with other indications, I might suggest a clinical correlation via an angiogram or ccta. The significance could not be determined without a cath or cct. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Silent Ischemia (Definition)

It means that there is lack of blood supply or oxygen but ...Read more