Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) or Myocardial Ischemia

ischemia to the heart muscle.

etiology

usually due to coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries).

Risk factors:

  •  increased age
  • hypercholesterolemia
  • diabetes
  • HTN
  • is more common in men than women
  • more common in those with a family histpry of ischaemic heart disease
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