Ischemic Heart Disease Essay

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Ischemic Heart Disease What is it? It is a condition in which fat builds up in the walls of your arteries effectively narrowing them. Due to that blood flow from the heart is reduced. If you have IHD you will experience: Angina: there are two types of angina : Stable angina and unstable angina: stable angina is due to the inability of the blood vessel to supply the heart muscle with sufficient blood in activities of increased cardiac output (such as exertion). Unstable Angina is attributed to "plaque rupture", where one of the plaques gets weakened, develops a tear, and forms an adherent blood clot that either obstructs blood flow or floats further down the blood vessel, causing obstruction there. Hypercholesterolaemia: It is a condition characterized by very high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is produced in the body and obtained from foods that come from animals (particularly egg yolks, meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products). Hypertension: a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure. An example is your musculatory system since if your muscles don’t receive enough blood circulation then they will also not receive enough blood which will mean that they will not receive enough oxygen causing them to tire easily and stop working properly. Your heart will be affected because if it doesn’t get any blood then you will suffer from a heart attack. eat a balanced meal, exercise regularly, manage stress, keep to a healthy weight, and quit smoking Anticoagulants, anticlotters, advil, fish oil, blood thinners, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, nitroglycerin, etc. Angioplasty: is a procedure used to open narrow or blocked coronary (heart) arteries. The procedure restores blood flow to the heart muscle. A thin, flexible catheter (tube)

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