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Doctor insights on: What Is Meant By Ischaemic Heart Disease

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What is meant by ischaemic heart disease?

What is meant by ischaemic heart disease?

Not enough blood: Ischemic heart disease is when there is a partial blockage in the coronary arteries (which supply the heart muscle with blood). This blockage reduces the flow of blood to the point where the coronary arteries cannot meet the demand of the heart muscle with enough oxygen-rich blood. ...Read more

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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 a person whom sufferred from ischaemic heart disease be saved ?

Can a person whom sufferred from ischaemic heart disease be saved ?

Revascularization: If appropriate and medications & close follow up with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can a person encountering ischaemic heart disease be saved?

Heart disease: Many people do well despite having ischemic heart disease. It requires taking care of self including diet, exercise, good medical care. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how ischaemic heart disease and CAD differ?

Can you please tell me how ischaemic heart disease and CAD differ?

Progression: Early atherosclerosis may be asymptomatic. As it progresses and blocks coronaries, the heart gets unhappy with stress, exercize, work, etc and poor flow, decreased oxygen delivery to the heart cells and that is called ischemia and is angina or heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease?

General vs in heart: Atherosclerosis means "hardening [or calcification] of the arteries." cholesterol makes "plaque" that often calcifies. When large enough it can cause a decrease in blood flow through the artery, or "ischemia." it can occur in any artery, but when it happens in the arteries of the heart, it is known as 'ischemic heart disease' or atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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If I am at risk of ischaemic heart disease, can I take aspirin 100mg/day?

If I am at risk of ischaemic heart disease, can I take aspirin 100mg/day?

Definietly: 81mg is the normal dose. If you know you're at risk, you should probably talk to your doctor to see how best to define that. You may have some other options. ...Read more

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How are an atheroma, atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease different?

How are an atheroma, atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease different?

Definitions : An atheroma is a collection of cholesterol and fatty deposits within the wall of a blood vessel. This causes an inflammatory reaction that your body "attacks" and causes hardening of the wall over time. This hardening is called atherosclerosis. Ischemic heart disease is a general term for the variety of conditions that cause poor flow to the heart and their associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to the 'flu' jab? I have a double stented ischaemic heart disease + type 2 diabetes.

Are there any side effects to the 'flu' jab? I have a double stented ischaemic heart disease + type 2 diabetes.

Go ahead: You need a flu shot more than other people. Doctors in canada find that heart attacks drop in half after a flu shot. Mechanism unknown. ...Read more

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If I am a basedow disease and ischaemic heart disease, can I take baby aspirin?

If I am a basedow disease and ischaemic heart disease, can I take baby aspirin?

Yes.: Unless you have a specific contraindication to taking asa the answer is yes. Basedow disease will not prevent this. ...Read more