Ischemic Heart Disease is a gamut of diseases of the heart characterized by reduced supply of oxygen to the muscle of the heart. Some of the common symptoms of Ischemic Heart Disease include dizziness, fatigue, weight gain, heart palpitations, difficulty sleeping, and chest pain, among others.
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?
Treatment of the condition involves reducing the risk factors by making relevant lifestyle changes. Medications may be needed to help your heart work more efficiently. In severe cases, angioplasty, stent placement or coronary artery bypass surgery may be suggested.
DID YOU KNOW?
A number of factors increase the risk of developing ischemic heart disease. Not all people with risk factors will get ischemic heart disease. Risk factors for ischemic heart disease include:
• Family history of heart disease
• High blood cholesterol
• High blood pressure
• High blood triglycerides
• Physical inactivity
• Smoking and other tobacco use