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Ischemic Heart Diseasea 

Ischemic Heart Diseasea
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Ischemic Heart Diseasea
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Nandan S. Anavekar

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464868.003.0008
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date: 19 October 2019

Ischemic heart disease is cardiac disease that results in diminished myocardial blood supply and its attendant clinicopathologic manifestations. It may be clinically silent or present with syndromes categorized as stable angina, unstable angina, non–ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome, ST-elevation myocardial infarction (MI), or sudden death. Ischemic heart disease causes nearly 800,000 deaths annually. Notably, about a third of deaths annually in the United States are due to MI. Primary prevention and new treatments have led to a substantial decrease in death from acute MI since 1970.

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