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What is inferior wall ischemia?

Can anybody explain to me what is meant by inferior wall ischemia? is it a serious disorder? Can it be detected with echocardiography? What type of treatment and lifestyle is advised for someone diagnosed with it (age 31, normal blood pressure)?
Wed, 29 Dec 2010
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Inferior wall ischemia refers to a condition of the heart muscle whereblood supply of lower wall of the heart is reduced due to some reason.needs further coronary angiography
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Inferior wall ischemia refers to a condition of the heart muscle. It usually occurs as a result of a blockage in one of the arteries supplying that portion of the heart muscle with oxygen. This is a serious condition, and can be indicative of what is commonly known as a "heart attack". It is often first diagnosed by EKG, but may also be diagnosed by echocardiogram. This finding should be taken seriously, if confirmed by a medical professional as an actual diagnosis. Often, patients are given copies of their EKG's, which are "read" by a computer. The interpretation on the EKG can be misleading, as it is often worded, "consider inferior wall ischemia". There are many intricacies involved in the interpretation of an EKG, and if your question stems from your having read such a document, you should find a reputable practitioner whom you trust, to interpret the results of your tests. She would use blood testing, physical examination and possibly EKG stress testing to give you a definitive answer. The best advice for lifestyle health is simple. Eat a healthy high fiber, low sodium, low saturated fat diet, exercise regularly, abstain from tobacco and excessive alcohol use and drink plenty of water. Get adequate daily rest and relaxation and abstain from risky sexual activity.
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