ischemic heart disease


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ischemic heart disease

 
1. heart disease that causes narrowing of coronary arteries, leading to inadequate blood supply to the myocardium.
2. heart disease that occurs as a result of inadequate blood supply to the myocardium, as in myocardial infarction and angina pectoris.

ischemic heart disease

[iskē′mik]
a pathological condition caused by lack of oxygen in cells of the myocardium.

ischemic heart disease

Ischemic disease Cardiology A condition characterized by impaired myocardial function due to ↓ blood flow through the coronary arteries 2º to CAD; IHD is the most common cause of death worldwide; its prevalence and incidence continues to ↑; the US death rate for CAD has ↓; the hospital discharge rates for acute MI has remained constant, in 1995, ±2.2 million Pts were discharged from US hospitals with IHD, of whom ±350,000 had new-onset angina. See Angina, Antiplatelet therapy, Balloon angioplasty, CABG, Stenting.

is·che·mic heart dis·ease

(is-kē'mik hahrt di-zēz')
A general term for diseases of the heart caused by insufficient blood supply to the myocardium, e.g., atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, unstable angina, and myocardial infarction.
Synonym(s): ischaemic heart disease, ischaemic heart disease.

Ischemic heart disease

Insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle (myocardium).
Mentioned in: Myocarditis

is·che·mic heart dis·ease

(is-kē'mik hahrt di-zēz')
A general term for diseases of the heart caused by insufficient blood supply to the myocardium.
Synonym(s): ischaemic heart disease.
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