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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease

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Do symptoms of ischemic heart disease come and go?

 Do symptoms of ischemic heart disease come and go?

Yes: Yes, they may. Chest pain and shortness of breath may be felt only when exercising or intermittently at rest. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Can you describe ischemic heart disease?

Can you describe ischemic heart disease?

Ischemic Heart Disea: Ischemic heart disease is caused by blockage of coronary arteries causing angina or chest pain due to exsertion or a heart attack where pt gets irreversible damage to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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How is ischemic heart disease diagnosed?

How is ischemic heart disease diagnosed?

Isch heart disease: With a proper history, physical exam, and diagnostic testing that would likely include an ekg. Additional testing might include a stress test, non-invasive coronary artery imaging (like with ct scan or mri), or invasive coronary imaging (cardiac catheterization). A lipid panel would also play a role in assessing and reducing risk of ischemic heart disease. ...Read more

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Veterans administration what is the compensation for ischemic heart disease?

Veterans administration what is the compensation for ischemic heart disease?

Depends on severity: VA Compensation for any disability has to be 1st deemed 'Service connected(SC). Once established as SC, veterans are eligible for compensation, which is based on severity. Chest xrays, electrocardiogram , echocardiogram are a few of the main tests that determine severity of the heart disease. The results of the testing determine what the compensation is. Heart attacks obviously rate high. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the recommended vitamins and herbs for ischemic heart disease?

I was wondering what are the recommended vitamins and herbs for ischemic heart disease?

Heart disease: Many nutrients can help the heart. Co q10 is important. You should consider micro nutrient testing to determine any deficiencies. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as having ischemic heart disease, but I have had an angiogram which was clear. What do I do now?

I have been diagnosed as having ischemic heart disease, but I have had an angiogram which was clear. What do I do now?

Talk to your doctor.: You are as confused as i am. There is likely a good explanation for the apparent conflict, but it will be individualized. There needs to be some clarification with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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How does nifedipine worsen ischemic heart disease?

How does nifedipine worsen ischemic heart disease?

Reflex: It causes a reflex tachycardia if it's not prescribed with a second med to hold down heart rate. Tachycardia (increased heart rate) is harmful when the heart is not receiving adequate circulation (ischemic heart disease). ...Read more

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Is transient ischemic attack a ischemic heart disease?

Is transient ischemic attack a ischemic heart disease?

No: It is an ischemic cerebrovascular disease. However, someone who has one is at much higher risk of having both than someone who has neither. ...Read more

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What are the recommended vitamins and herbs to take for ischemic heart disease?

What are the recommended vitamins and herbs to take for ischemic heart disease?

Magnesium: Magnesium has over 300 functions in humans. One function is muscle relaxation through its opposing effect on calcium (like a calcium channel blocker). The blood vessels feeding the heart are lined by muscle. With magnesium the blood vessels dilate and thus can bring more oxygen to the heart, which relieves ischemia. ...Read more