ischaemia


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is·che·mi·a

(is-kē'mē-ă)
Local anemia due to mechanical obstruction (mainly arterial narrowing) of the blood supply; often marked by pain and by organ dysfunction.
Synonym(s): ischaemia.

ischaemia

Inadequate flow of blood to any part of the body. It is a serious disorder usually due to narrowing, from disease, of the supplying arteries. It accounts for a high proportion of serious ill-health in the Western World and is the basis of conditions such as ANGINA PECTORIS, CORONARY THROMBOSIS, STROKE and INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION.

ischaemia

inadequate blood flow to a region, organ or tissue; ischaemic adj . Also known as hypoperfusion.

ischaemia

local or generalized reduction in supply of oxygenated blood secondary to arterial stenosis, embolism or occlusion

ischaemia

Insufficient blood supply for the need of a part of the body, usually as a result of a disease of the blood vessels supplying that part. Note: also spelt ischemia.

is·che·mi·a

(is-kē'mē-ă)
Local loss of blood supply due to mechanical vascular obstruction.
Synonym(s): ischaemia.
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A thorough knowledge of anatomy and variations of the artery would help cardiologists to take necessary precautions to prevent ischaemia of the SA node, atrial walls and atrial septum.
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The ACIP (Asymptomatic Cardiac Ischaemia Pilot) studies those patients were included who were either without symptoms or had symptoms controlled with medication, with asymptomatic ischaemia on 24-hour Holter monitoring and a positive exercise test 9,10.
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Unstressed skeletal muscle is resistant to ischaemia for prolonged periods (up to five hours); however, the additional deformation injury to cells is believed to reduce survival of compressed skeletal muscle.
He said a postmortem examination had found that Mrs Hall died from acute myocardial ischaemia, ischaemic heart disease and occlusive coronary atheroma.