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What is ischemia?

a heart problem
Asked On : Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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ischemia basically is inadequate supply of oxygen in compare to requirement in any part of tissue in body either by inadequate blood supply or increase demand of that particular tissue
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Ischemia occurs when a part of the body, in this case, the heart, does not receive enough oxygen. Your heart maintains a supply and demand balance for oxygen. If it requires more oxygen than your body can supply, the heart will become ischemic. This is usually manifested by chest pain, but some people can have ischemia and not feel it (especially diabetics). If it goes on too long, it can turn into infarction (heart attack), where part of the heart muscle dies.
Answered: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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