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myocardial ischemia

Definition:
A disorder of cardiac function caused by insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissue of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (coronary arteriosclerosis), to obstruction by a thrombus (coronary thrombosis), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the heart. Severe interruption of the blood supply to the myocardial tissue may result in necrosis of cardiac muscle (myocardial infarction).
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
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Entry Terms:
  • myocardial ischaemia
  • ischaemic heart disease
  • ischemic heart disease
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/47801
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