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Silent Ischemia In Children
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
My BP is 140/120 sometimes, other times 130/90, I was diagnosed to have ischemia is that the cause of abnormal bp's, what to do?
Excercise induced myocardial ischemia strongly positive at 90 percent mhr good excercise tolerance in a jogger no other symptoms what should I do?
See your Dr.: Talk to your dr. They will likely refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more
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
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
See vascular: A vascular surgeon will help determine this if they think not they will recommend seeing a neurologist. ...Read more
113/69 pulse rate 85 is that good? And they said I have reversal ischemia would it be this normal if I had that?
Good Bo: Congratulations on having a normal blood pressure. I assume you have had a cardiac stress test that shows reversible cardiac ischemia. While many people with coronary artery disease often also have high blood pressure, you can have normal blood pressure and still develop coronary artery disease. Smoking, diet and genetics as well as blood pressure play a role. Talk to your doctor about risk fac. ...Read more
I had a nuc stress test and dr. Told me it was negative, but I was recently declined for insurance due to mild ischemia. Is test neg? What should I do
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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