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Is ischemia deadly?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Can be

Yes, ischemia can be deadly.
Ischemia is caused by inadequate blood supply, and therefore inadequate oxygen supply to a part of the body. There is reversible - the tissue recovers when blood flow is restored - and irreversible ischemia - the latter resulting in tissue death. Ischemia can potentially occur anywhere in the body. If the ischemia is irreversible, the nearby tissue will die.

In brief: Can be

Yes, ischemia can be deadly.
Ischemia is caused by inadequate blood supply, and therefore inadequate oxygen supply to a part of the body. There is reversible - the tissue recovers when blood flow is restored - and irreversible ischemia - the latter resulting in tissue death. Ischemia can potentially occur anywhere in the body. If the ischemia is irreversible, the nearby tissue will die.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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In brief: Not always

But can be ischemia is caused by low or inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to a tissue: heart attack stroke amputation renal failure are sequellae of ischemia.
Not all die.

In brief: Not always

But can be ischemia is caused by low or inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to a tissue: heart attack stroke amputation renal failure are sequellae of ischemia.
Not all die.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. David Liu
ischemia is low blood supply, and usually a sign of a high level of atherosclerosis in the body. it means that there has been inflammation and high cholesterol for quite some time, and needs to be treated.
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