Understanding Ischemic Heart Disease
The “silent” form of heart disease
More than 3 million cases of ischemic heart disease are diagnosed every year in the United States. Most patients don’t know they have it, until after suffering a heart attack.
“Numerically speaking, I see most people before they have a heart attack. I’m seeing people who high blood pressure, diabetes, or perhaps have peripheral vascular disease,” says Winston. “When you speak to a cardiologist, if you ask, ‘what is a heart attack?’, what we generally agree upon is the sudden deprivation of blood and oxygen to the heart muscle most often from a blockage from ruptured plaque in an artery. That is the most feared end point in ischemic heart disease.”
Silent and Deadly
Prevention Is The Best Cure
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