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What does ischemia cause in the body?
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Other way 'round
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.

In brief: Other way 'round
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.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Agree. Ischemia to the heart may lead to angina, heart attack; ischemia to the brain may lead to a stroke, ischemia to the kidneys may cause renal insufficiency or failure etc.
3 doctors agree
In brief: Ischemia
Ischemia means low blood flow to an organ or leg, for example.
Low blood flow results in low oxygen to that organ or structure resulting in damage. Ischemia to a leg can cause pain with activity (claudication) & muscle damage. Ischemia to the heart could result in a heart attack. Ischemia to the brain could be a stroke. Etc.

In brief: Ischemia
Ischemia means low blood flow to an organ or leg, for example.
Low blood flow results in low oxygen to that organ or structure resulting in damage. Ischemia to a leg can cause pain with activity (claudication) & muscle damage. Ischemia to the heart could result in a heart attack. Ischemia to the brain could be a stroke. Etc.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Any organ with ischemia is probably not working well and the product of that organ diminished.
In brief: Depends
Any organ with ischemia is probably not working well and the product of that organ diminished.
Heart-low cardiac output kidney failure brain stroke limb gangrene.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Definition: ischemia
The term ischemia generally suggests a reduction of the blood supply to a given area of the body such that the functionality of that part of the body is impaired.
Could be from a blockage in an artery delivering blood to that part of the body, or could be from a general reduction in blood supply to deliver to that part of the body. Symptoms depend on location - heart, brain, legs, abdomen...

In brief: Definition: ischemia
The term ischemia generally suggests a reduction of the blood supply to a given area of the body such that the functionality of that part of the body is impaired.
Could be from a blockage in an artery delivering blood to that part of the body, or could be from a general reduction in blood supply to deliver to that part of the body. Symptoms depend on location - heart, brain, legs, abdomen...
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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