Cardiac ischemia

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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[1][2]. 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[3][4][5][6].

References

  1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myocardial-ischemia/basics/definition/CON-20035096
  2. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cad
  3. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/stents/used
  4. Mayo Clinic. Myocardial Ischaemia. 2015 [06/12/17] Available From:https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myocardial-ischemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20375417
  5. 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
  6. 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

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