ischaemia


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Acute limb ischaemia as a rare manifestation of PPCM should be kept in mind by healthcare professionals while evaluating postpartum patients, as a timely intervention can become of paramount importance to save the life and the limb of the patient.
* Systemic hypoperfusion--cardiac pump failure caused by cardiac arrest, arrhythmia, acute myocardial ischaemia, pulmonary embolism, pericardial effusion or bleeding.
The forms of the ST segment depression considered reflecting to reflect non-transmural myocardial ischaemia.
Du, "Role of MIF in myocardial ischaemia and infarction: insight from recent clinical and experimental findings," Clinical Science, vol.
CVAE should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of patients with intestinal ischaemia and neurological impairment.
We evaluated several different methods of preconditioning to include direct skin flap tissue ischaemia/reperfusion and remote hind limb ischaemia as well as therapeutically induced preischaemia using Spermine/NO complex.
Three cases underwent bowel resection at the treating surgeons' preference despite no rebleeding or ischaemia and one case had a segmental colectomy for ischaemia.
In this context, issues related to the detection of coronary atherosclerosis and ischaemia, as well as the studies related to management of CHD in asymptomatic patients with diabetes, will be reviewed here.
However, if complete arterial occlusion occurs, myocardial ischaemia followed by infarction results, producing the typical ST elevation seen on the 12-lead ECG.
It also revealed ischaemia of the ascending colon, several blood clots inside the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) (Fig.
During ischaemia, xanthine dehydrogenase (XDH) changes irreversibly to xanthine oxidase (XO).3,4 A 2-3 fold increase in XO can be seen in rat skeletal muscle after 2 hours of ischaemia.