How Is Cardiac Ischemia Treated

Cardiac Ischemia is a medical condition that occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is decreased by a partial or complete blockage of a coronary artery. Usually a sudden severe blockage will cause heart attack because when the heart does not receive enough blood, which contain nutrients and oxygen the heart muscle will start to contract and this action by the heart muscle will cause sudden pain. This pain is what we usually claim as heart attack. Cardiac ischemia also known as the cause of abnormal heart beat that is usually fatal. Since Cardiac Ischemia is so dangerous, how is Cardiac Ischemia treated?

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Cardiac Ischemia is caused by a blockage in coronary artery that prevent the blood flow to the heart muscle. The usual treatment for Cardiac Ischemia would be medication such as aspirin, beta blockers and nitrate. This medication act as a “clot-busters” where it will removes clot from the blocked coronary artery that blocked the blood flow to the heart causing the heart muscle not receiving blood that contains nutrients and oxygen. Without the blood, the heart could not “feed” the muscle and will not be able to pump blood to other part of the body and this can prove to be fatal.

Diuretics is one of the medicine that is usually use for Cardiac Ischemia patient. Diuretics will remove the fluid that is in the lungs and the coronary artery unblocking it for the blood to flow to heart easily. When the blood reached the heart with the nutrients and oxygen, the heart be able to function like normal and the Cardiac Ischemia is treated. However, Diuretics can cause the person who consumes to urinate more and this may cause your body to lose potassium and magnesium. Go to your doctor for a regular blood check up.

Coronary artery bypass surgery may need to be performed if the Cardiac Ischemia is at the last level. Coronary artery bypass surgery is a procedure performed to relieve the angina. The narrow coronary arteries will be replaced with arteries from other part of the patient’s body. This act is required in order to improve the blood supply to the heart muscle. This surgery is usually performed with the heart stopped and although it is very risky but with the current technological advancement, this surgery has 90% of successful rate.

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