Ischemia (decreased blood flow)

Chest | Pathology | Ischemia (decreased blood flow) (Disease)


Myocardial ischemia - ischemia due to reduced coronary flow, is manifested clinically by typical chest pain and electrocardiographic the presence of a sharp and symmetrical T waves in ischemia subepicardic Nagata left ventricular wall previously positive subendocaridica ischemia of the same wall

Causes and Risk factors

Myocardial ischemia occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is decreased by a partial or complete blockage of the hearts arteries (coronary arteries). The decrease in blood flow reduces your hearts oxygen supply.

Myocardial ischemia, also called cardiac ischemia, can damage the heart muscle, reducing its ability to pump efficiently. A sudden, severe blockage of a coronary artery may lead to a heart attack. Myocardial ischemia may also cause serious abnormal heart rhythms.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Treatment for myocardial ischemia is directed at improving blood flow to the heart muscle and may include medications, a procedure to open blocked arteries or coronary artery bypass surgery. Making heart-healthy lifestyle choices is important in treating and preventing myocardial ischemia.

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