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Can you tell me the difference between cardiac ischemia and coronary heart disease?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Overlap

Cardiac ischemia can be the result of coronary artery disease, cad, the latter being a progressive disease that can result in plaque/cholesterol building up in the coronary arteries and these stenoses or blockages can impair blood flow to the heart.
Ischemia is the condition of blood flow and so oxygen being kept from a part of the body; cardiac ischemia is when this deprivation occurs in heart.

In brief: Overlap

Cardiac ischemia can be the result of coronary artery disease, cad, the latter being a progressive disease that can result in plaque/cholesterol building up in the coronary arteries and these stenoses or blockages can impair blood flow to the heart.
Ischemia is the condition of blood flow and so oxygen being kept from a part of the body; cardiac ischemia is when this deprivation occurs in heart.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. George Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Coronary heart disease leads to cardiac disease.

In brief: Yes

Coronary heart disease leads to cardiac disease.
Dr. George Mathew
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Ischemia

Is one of results of advanced CAD usually in blockages greater than 70% where the heart muscle is not getting enough blood flow with increased work load.

In brief: Ischemia

Is one of results of advanced CAD usually in blockages greater than 70% where the heart muscle is not getting enough blood flow with increased work load.
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