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Can you explain silent ischemia?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Silent ischemia

Evidence of ischemia on testing without subjective symptoms recognized by the patient.

In brief: Silent ischemia

Evidence of ischemia on testing without subjective symptoms recognized by the patient.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Individual tolerance

Everyone's wired differently.
We all have different perception of pain as well as different thresholds for pain recognition. Silent ischemia when heart muscle, for whatever reason but most commonly from blockages in the heart arteries, does not receive enough blood. This will affect heart muscle function and if prolonged and severe, can cause heart muscle death. If there's no perception it's silent.

In brief: Individual tolerance

Everyone's wired differently.
We all have different perception of pain as well as different thresholds for pain recognition. Silent ischemia when heart muscle, for whatever reason but most commonly from blockages in the heart arteries, does not receive enough blood. This will affect heart muscle function and if prolonged and severe, can cause heart muscle death. If there's no perception it's silent.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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