Ischemic heart disease is a condition of recurring chest pain or discomfort that occurs when a part of the heart does not receive enough blood. This condition occurs most often during exertion or excitement, when the heart requires greater blood flow. Ischemic heart disease, also called coronary heart disease. The signs and symptoms of ischemic heart disease may develop slowly as arteries gradually become blocked, or they may occur quickly if an artery suddenly becomes blocked. Some people with ischemic heart disease have no symptoms at all, while others may have severe chest pain (angina) and shortness of breath that can pose a risk of heart attack.
HOW IS ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by a cardiologist who would do tests like ECG, ECC, Coronary angiography, etc. to evaluate the extent of the Ischemic Heart Disease.
HOW IS ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE TREATED?
Besides medication, the doctor strictly recommends lifestyle changes to treat Ischemic Heart Disease. However, in a severe case of Ischemic Heart Disease, coronary bypass surgery is performed to treat Ischemic Heart Disease. If the heart is damaged severely, a heart transplant may be required.
DID YOU KNOW?
The chest pain associated with this condition is described as a burning, squeezing and aching heaviness which may be mistaken as heartburn caused due to indigestion.