Cardiac Ischemia (Ischemic/coronary heart disease) is the build-up of plaque in the coronary artery that results in the restriction of blood flow to the heart and therefore prevents the heart receiving oxygen. The symptoms of ischemia is known as angina and this can lead to a Myocardial Infarction. Stents are used to treat Ischemia and increase the blood flow through the coronary artery.
- ↑ https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myocardial-ischemia/basics/definition/CON-20035096
- ↑ https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cad
- ↑ https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/stents/used
- ↑ Mayo Clinic. Myocardial Ischaemia. 2015 [06/12/17] Available From:https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myocardial-ischemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20375417
- ↑ National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. What is Coronary Heart Disease. 2016 [06/12/17] Available From: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cad
- ↑ National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. How are stents used? 2013 [06/12/17] Available From: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/stents/used