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Can you describe ischemic heart disease?

Yes. Ischemic heart disease simply means heart disease that results from lack or reduced amount of blood flow to the muscle of the heart. Usually, this is a consequence of coronary artery disease. This, if significant, will usually result in symptoms such as chest pain, sob, or in some cases nausea or other more atypical symptoms. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

Veterans administration what is the compensation for ischemic heart disease?

Depends on severity. As well as comorbidities. Can be anywhere from zero to 100%, based on American Heart Association/NY Heart Association Functional capacity classification per current regulations. You'll need a Bruce protocol, Sestamibi or other stress test, ECGs, and cardiologist opinion, as well as operative notes for caths, stenting +/- CABG. Documentation is critical. Read more...
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...

Do specific hla antigens predispose someone to ischemic heart disease?

Yes and no. There is no direct correlation between hla types and the incidence of CAD that I am aware of. However, certain hla types, ie b27, are associated with CAD thought due to chronic inflammation and vascular injury. For instance many chronic autoimmune disease patients have a higher incidence of cad. Read more...
Yes. The heart and the joints are both of major importance as targets for the hla-b57-associated disease process. Hla-b57-related cardiac lesions may be found in the absence of other rheumatologic manifestations. Similarly there is an association with some hla dr alleles and heart disease. Read more...

What's drug of choice in pat. With acute migraine and ischemic heart disease?

Beat blockade. Drugs with beta blockade effect (inderal, atenolol, etc) can be useful for pat as well as migraines and heart issues. Read more...
Thanks for asking! This is a tough situation. You cannot use either triptans or ergots. So may have to use nasaids, fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) or so. Read more...
Agree with Dr Wang. Avoid all triptans, but why not just prevent the headaches, and this can be done with ongoing acupuncture, Botox injections, and even regular ingestion of otc items such as riboflavin, co-q10, butterbur, feverfew, ?Magnesium. A headache specialist could design a specific program. Read more...