Ischemic Heart Disease is a condition of recurring chest pain or discomfort that occurs when a part of the heart does not get enough blood supply. This condition occurs mostly during exertion or exercise. Ischemic Heart Disease is also referred to as coronary artery disease. Symptoms are:
• Chest pain
• Clammy skin
• Nausea with or without vomiting
• Pain in neck or jaw
• Rapid breathing
• Shoulder or arm pain
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?
Ischemic heart disease can be treated successfully with lifestyle changes, medicines, and surgical procedures. One can reduce the risk of ischemic heart disease by following heart-healthy practices, such as eating a low-fat, low-sodium diet, being physically active, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy body weight. Common procedures to treat coronary artery disease include balloon angioplasty (PTCA), stent placement, and coronary artery bypass surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
People who have a family history of Ischemic Heart Disease must ensure a healthy lifestyle and carry out other preventive measures.