Ischemic Heart Disease
Heart Disease is a term that describes several different types of diseases, it is preventable and also treatable.
Common scientific name:
Ischemic heart disease is the scientific name for this heart disease. There are only one type of Ischemic heart disease. It is a disease that has a limited blood supply to your heart muscles (Ischemic means reduced blood supply). It is due to coronary artery disease (called atherosclerosis or the coronary arteries and the meaning of coronary means that the blood flow is getting stuck in the blood tubes.)

What causes it? And How is it transmitted?
There was an IHD test out of 10 men and 10 women. Results show that 7 men have IHD and 3 women have IHD, which means men are most likely to get IHD. Age is one of the other things that cause IHD, when you’re up to 75 or above you will have the risks of getting IHD. Others such as Hyperlipidaemia ( high cholesterol or high fat in blood cells.), smoking, Hypertension ( high blood pressure), diabetes. And the most common factor is when someone is emotional.
It is not a disease that will be transmitted very easily and/or by physically contact or sneezing and coughing. It is a non-Infectious disease.

What is the Symptoms or Signs?
All of the below are the signs of IHD:
- Angina pectoris ( chest pain, cold weather or emotional)
- Acute Chest pain, unstable angina (Heart attack is an evidence of acute chest pain.)
- Heart Failure, ( difficult breathing or swelling, due to weakness of heart muscles)
Stable Angina, chest pain with typical features at a controllable level of exertions, various forms of cardiac stress tests may be used to find both symptoms and detect changes by way of electrocardiography (using an EGG) echocardiography ( using ultra sounds of the heart or scintigraphy ( using up take of radionuclide by the heart muscles).

Can it be cured?
If part of heart seems to receive an insufficient blood supply, coronary angiography may be used to identify stenosis of the coronary arteries and suitability for angioplasty or by surgery.

Reference: Wikipedia – info retrieved by 2009 November 11 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ischaemic_Heart_Disease

About.com – by Richard N. Fogoros Updated on April, 2, 2010 http://heartdisease.about.com/od/coronaryarterydisease/a/heartdisease.htm

Genetic Health – Stephanie Trelogoan M.S 6, Sept, 2000 http://www.genetichealth.com/HD_What_Is_Heart_Disease.shtml

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