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 Encyclopedia: Ischemic heart disease
Because heart patients have continuous ECG monitoring in the CCU, Dr. Morgan spotted the changes immediately, suspected that the blood flow to her heart was obstructed again, and rushed her directly to the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
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Heart Disease Chronic ischemic heart disease is the most prevalent cause of the death in the Western world and can cause hypertension, hardening of the arteries, diabetes, obesity and stress...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ischemic-heart-disease   (619 words)

  
 Silent Ischemia and Ischemic Heart Disease
Ischemia (is-KE'me-ah) is a condition in which the blood flow (and thus oxygen) is restricted to a part of the body.
This is also called coronary artery disease and coronary heart disease.
Nearly 5 million Americans are living with heart failure, and 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4720   (182 words)

  
 Ischemic Heart Disease
Caused by cholesterol deposits, which block arteries, ischemic (is-KEY-mic) heart disease, also called coronary artery disease or coronary heart disease, is still the single biggest cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 500,000 Americans each year.
Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) is a common complication of ischemic heart disease.
For instance, recent studies suggest heart attack victims have the best recovery chance if they are given clot-busting (thrombolytic) agents and clot-preventing drugs (heparin, antiplatelet agents) and anticoagulants within an hour of their first symptoms to prevent the heart muscle from dying.
www.acc.org /media/patient/chd/ischemic.htm   (1935 words)

  
 ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Coronary artery disease is a condition in which fatty deposits (atheroma) accumulate in the cells lining the wall of the coronary arteries.
In the United States, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among both sexes, and coronary artery disease is the commonest cause of cardiovascular disease.
Confirmation may be obtained by observing reversible ischemic changes on ECG during an attack or by giving a test dose of sublingual nitroglycerin that characteristically relieves the pain in 1 to 3 minutes.
www.rxmed.com /b.main/b1.illness/b1.1.illnesses/Ischaemic%20Heart%20disease.html   (1036 words)

  
 Ischemic heart disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In summary, ischemic cardiomyopathy is a medical term that doctors use to describe patients who have congestive heart failure that is a result of coronary artery disease.
Ischemic cardiomyopathy results when the arteries that bring blood and oxygen to the heart, called coronary arteries, are blocked.
Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a common cause of congestive heart failure.
www.dental.am /more/7594_0_14_0_C   (854 words)

  
 FORCES - EVIDENCE - ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE AND SPOUSAL SMOKING IN THE NATIONAL MORTALITY FOLLOW-BACK SURVEY - MORE ...
In this study there was no association between spousal smoking and ischemic heart disease in either sex (males, odd ratio = 0.97; females, odd ratio = 0.99) The results of this study are in striking disagreement with risk elevations reported in several previous studies of spousal smoking and heart disease.
No overall spousal smoking-heart disease risk elevation was observed for either males or females, the adjusted odds ratios being 0.97 and 0.99 respectively (Table 2), nor was there for either sex any significant trend in risk with increasing numbers of cigarettes smoked per day by the spouse (trend test P values: males: 0.8; females: 0.3).
the ETS-heart disease epidemiology clearly does not justify an inference that ETS exposure increases heart disease risk, and estimates of never-smoker heart disease deaths attributable to ETS exposure are without a valid basis.
www.forces.org /evidence/files/ischemic.htm   (989 words)

  
 Risk of ischemic heart disease associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer has substantially decreased in the last ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The risk of ischemic heart disease that is associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer has substantially decreased in the last 25 years, according to a new study in the March 16 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
The authors note that the increase in the risk of death from ischemic heart disease was not apparent until late in the first decade of follow-up.
Whether the risk of ischemic heart disease mortality resulting from radiotherapy has been entirely eliminated cannot be determined definitely from this study.
www.news-medical.net /print_article.asp?id=8463   (493 words)

  
 WebHealthCentre.com - Health Centre - Ischemic Heart Disease
Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD), otherwise known as Coronary Artery Disease, is a condition that affects the supply of blood to the heart.
As the heart is the pump that supplies oxygenated blood to the various vital organs, any defect in the heart immediately affects the supply of oxygen to the vital organs like the brain, kidneys etc. This leads to the death of tissue within these organs and their eventual failure or death.
The disease process occurs when an atheromatous plaque forms in the coronary vessels, leading to narrowing of the vessel walls and obstructing blood flow to the musculature of the heart.
www.webhealthcentre.com /centers/heart.asp   (979 words)

  
 Ischemic Heart Disease | Doctor Solve   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The cause of coronary artery disease is atherosclerosis — the gradual buildup of plaques in blood vessels that feed your heart (your coronary arteries).
Heart failure occurs when your heart becomes so weakened from insufficient blood supply or from a heart attack that it can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs.
A heart attack results when an artery to your heart muscle becomes completely blocked and the part of your heart muscle fed by that artery dies.
www.doctorsolve.com /ailments/IschemicHeartDisease.aspx   (2591 words)

  
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The national MortRate for the disease under study, minus the intercept's value, provides a reasonable estimate of the share of that national MortRate which is due to medical radiation (i.e., the share which would be absent in the absence of medical radiation).
It is proposed that, for radiation-induced IHD, the probable mechanism is radiation-induction of mutations in the coronary arteries, resulting in dysfunctional clones (mini-tumors) of smooth muscle cells.
Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease, combined, accounted for 45% of all deaths in the USA during 1993 (Chapter 39, Part 4).
www.ratical.com /radiation/CNR/RMP/execsumm.txt   (14276 words)

  
 Blackwell Nursing - Interventions can Improve Lifespan in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A recent study using 2,467 patients with established coronary artery disease concluded that when medical facilities select interventional methods to lower cholesterol they experience improved morbidity and mortality in patients with Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) — the leading cause of death in the US.
A key factor that was determined is the importance of tailoring interventions to the needs of a specific site of care which may add to the sustainability of the interventions.
Ischemic Heart Disease or Coronary Artery Disease is a condition that affects the supply of blood to the heart leading to heart attack and is the leading killer in the US.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /nursing/worldviewsnews/28_10_2004.asp   (381 words)

  
 Ischemic Heart Disease
Ischemic heart disease is defined by a situation of disproportion between the cardial need for oxygen and its supply.
Other reasons for ischemic heart disease can be an enlargement of the heart muscle (hypertrophy), tachycardia (the heartbeat frequency being too fast), hypertension or cardiac arrhythmia.
The diagnosis of ischemic heart disease is made most of the time because of angina pectoris and is ensured by ECG (non-stress or stress ECG).
www.laukamm.de /digimedframe/HerzE.HTM   (368 words)

  
 Executive Summary: "Radiation from Medical Procedures in the Pathogenesis of Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease," by ...
Hypothesis-2: Medical radiation, received even at very low and moderate doses, is an important cause of death from Ischemic Heart Disease; the probable mechanism is radiation-induction of mutations in the coronary arteries, resulting in dysfunctional clones (mini-tumors) of smooth muscle cells.
The percentages, of the death-rates from Cancer and IHD caused by medical radiation (i.e., the shares which would be absent, in the absence of medical radiation), are shown in Box 1 of Chapter 1.
When increments, in the death-rate from a disease, are proportional to increments in exposure to an identified cause, a linear dose-response exists between the causal agent and increments in the death-rate.
www.ratical.org /radiation/CNR/RMP/execsummP.html   (13706 words)

  
 Ischemic Heart Disease -- eCureMe.com
(heart attack) means there has been permanent (irreversible) damage to part of the heart muscle.
Heart exam may be normal, have irregular beats such as ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, or PVCs.
Heart function and valve function may also be assessed at the same time.
www.ecureme.com /emyhealth/data/Ischemic_Heart_Disease.asp   (1213 words)

  
 Ischemic Heart Disease
The potential value of echocardiography is ischemic heart disease lies in two areas: assessment of left ventricular function and diagnosis of complications that arise as sequelae of infarction.
Unfortunately, many patients with ischemic heart disease are overweight or heavy smokers, and have large `barrel' chests with hyperinflated lungs.
It must be kept in mind that the heart moves through the interrogating plane as it cycles through diastole and systole.
www.echoincontext.com /int2/skillI2_11.asp   (827 words)

  
 Healthopedia.com - Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA, Reversible Ischemic Neurologic Disease (RIND), Ministroke)
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an injury to the brain caused by a temporary interruption in its blood supply.
During a transient ischemic attack, there is a lack of blood flow to a portion of the brain.
Transient ischemic attacks are caused by a temporary interruption of the blood flow to brain cells.
www.healthopedia.com /transient-ischemic-attack   (731 words)

  
 Executive Summary: "Radiation from Medical Procedures in the Pathogenesis of Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease," by ...
Hypothesis-2 is this: Medical radiation, received even at very low and moderate doses, is an important cause of Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD); the probable mechanism is radiation-induction of mutations in the coronary arteries, resulting in dysfunctional clones (mini-tumors) of smooth muscle cells.
Hypothesis-2: Medical radiation, received even at very low and moderate doses, is an important cause of death from Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD); the probable mechanism is radiation-induced mutations in the coronary arteries, resulting in dysfunctional clones (mini-tumors) of smooth muscle cells.
Seventh, the conclusion, that medical radiation is a major cause of both fatal Cancer and fatal Ischemic Heart Disease, very reasonably explains the tight positive correlations between PhysPop and the MortRates for Cancer and for IHD (and the absence of such correlations for NonCancer NonIHD MortRates), while various alternative proposals fall short (Chapter 68).
www.ratical.org /radiation/CNR/RMP/execsumm.html   (12178 words)

  
 Ischemic Heart Disease - Quotes.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
(105) Coronary heart disease causes about one third of all deaths in men and about a quarter of all deaths in women.
(111) Analysis of 19 drug/diet trials (36,000 patients) Reduction in deaths from coronary heart disease balanced by a significant increase in non-cardiac mortality.
(139) Prevalence of coronary heart disease is greater in social classes 4 and 5 than in 1.2 and 3.
www.takeheart.co.uk /refcoms3.htm   (863 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Ischemic cardiomyopathy
A biopsy of the heart is rarely needed to rule out other disorders.
Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms and treating the underlying cause of the condition.
A heart transplant may be recommended for patients who have failed all the standard treatments and still have very severe symptoms.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000160.htm   (937 words)

  
 Ischemic Heart Disease Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Expert Consensus Document on Electron-Beam Computed Tomography for the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Coronary Artery Disease CIRC 2000;102:126.
Brunelli C, Cristofani R, and L'Abbate A. Long-term survival in medically treated patients with ischemic heart disease and prognostic importance of clinical and electrocardiographic data (the Italian CNR Multicenter Prospective Study OD1).
Variables predictive of survival in patients with coronary artery disease: selection by univariate and multivariate analysis from the clinical, electrocardiographic, exercise, arteriographic and quantitative angiographic evaluations.
www.oqp.med.va.gov /cpg/IHD/IHD_CPG/CONTENT/IHDbiblio.htm   (9199 words)

  
 BMI just part of ischemic heart disease risk picture
Insulin resistance syndrome, also known as the metabolic syndrome and syndrome X, carries a risk of ischemic heart disease and may be present in people with a normal body mass index (BMI).
St-Pierre and colleagues examined the data for a cohort of men to determine the effect of cumulative features of insulin resistance syndrome on the risk of ischemic heart disease associated with different BMI categories.
They found that, among obese men, only those who had more than 4 features of the syndrome were at increased risk of ischemic heart disease compared with normal-weight men who had fewer than 3 features of the syndrome.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=24070   (249 words)

  
 Does chelation therapy work for ischemic heart disease?
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Canadian adults.
Based on this study, for patients with known ischemic heart disease and stable angina (on optimal therapy), who are not candidates for revascularization and have positive results of treadmill testing for ischemia, chelation therapy has no benefit over placebo.
Ernst E. Chelation therapy for coronary heart disease: an overview of all clinical investigations.
www.cfpc.ca /cfp/2003/Mar/vol49-mar-critical-1.asp   (1612 words)

  
 Ischemic Heart Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The exact cause of Ischemic Heart Disease has not yet been discovered, but reducing certain risk factors may either help to prevent it or help to delay its progression and complications (10).
Ischemic heart disease is characterized by the gradual and irregular accumulation of fatty deposits along the wall of the coronary arteries (atherosclerosis).
Whereas this occlusion is too great for embryonic stem cell treatment, scientists hope to use ES cells to repair the damage caused by smaller and more localized blockages.
www.brown.edu /Courses/BI0032/stemcell/isch0.htm   (203 words)

  
 Dietary protein and risk of ischemic heart disease in women -- Hu et al. 70 (2): 221 -- American Journal of Clinical ...
intake and incidence of ischemic heart disease in a cohort of
of ischemic heart disease during 14 y of follow-up.
Diet and its relation to coronary heart disease and death in three populations.
www.ajcn.org /cgi/content/full/70/2/221   (4036 words)

  
 Vegetarianism and Ischemic Heart Disease in Older Chinese Women -- Kwok et al. 19 (5): 622 -- Journal of the American ...
heart disease in both groups are compared in Table 3.
of ischemic heart disease on univariate logistic regression
was not associated with ischemic heart disease in this study.
www.jacn.org /cgi/content/full/19/5/622   (2531 words)

  
 Ischemic Heart Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The spectrum of ischemic myocardial injury ranges from very mild (minimal tissue damage) to severe (necrosis of a significant volume of myocardium, as occurs in classic myocardial infarction).
This may occur suddenly as a result of an embolism, a migrating clot that becomes lodged in a coronary artery; or gradually, the result of increasing interference of blood flow.
Stable angina lasts approximately 1 to 5 minutes and is caused by exposure to cold or physical/emotional stress.
www.dpcweb.com /medical/heartdisease/ischemic.html   (263 words)

  
 Introduction: Ischemic heart disease - WrongDiagnosis.com
Ischemic heart disease information: Heart disease from reduced blood flow to the heart
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