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Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)

Information About Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)

  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Is A Term That Doctors Use To Describe Patients Who Have Congestive Heart Failure Due To Coronary Artery Disease.

Causes of Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)

  • Results When The Arteries Those Bring Blood And Oxygen To The Heart Are Blocked. There May Be A Build-Up Of Cholesterol And Other Substances, Called Plaque, In The Arteries That Bring Oxygen To Heart Muscle Tissue.

Do’s And Don’ts of Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)

  • Avoid Getting Heart Disease. Stop Smoking, Eat A Healthy Diet, Maintain A Healthy Weight, Exercise As Much As Possible, And Avoid Excessive Drinking.

Signs & Symptoms of Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)

  • Chest Pain – Under The Chest Bone
  • May Move (Radiate) To The Neck, Jaw, Back, Shoulder, Arm
  • May Feel Tight, Pressure, Crushing, Squeezing
  • May Or May Not Be Relieved By Rest
  • Sensation Of Feeling The Heart Beat (Palpitations)
  • Irregular Or Rapid Pulse
  • Shortness Of Breath, Especially With Activity
  • Shortness Of Breath That Occurs After Lying Down For A While
  • Cough
  • Fatigue, Weakness, Faintness
  • Decreased Alertness Or Concentration
  • Decreased Urine Output
  • Excessive Urination At Night
  • Overall Swelling
  • Breathing Difficulty When Lying Down

Medical Advice for Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)

  • See A Doctor If You Have Symptoms That May Be Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Or If Chest Pain Is Present And Not Relieved By Rest

Risk Factors of Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)

  • Personal Or Family History Of Heart Attack, Angina, Unstable Angina, Atherosclerosis, Or Other Coronary Artery Diseases
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High Fat Diet
  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity

Treatment for Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)

  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • A Heart Transplant May Be Recommended For Patients Who Have Failed All The Standard Treatments And Still Have Very Severe Symptoms.

Self Care of Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)

  • Reduce Weight If You Are Overweight
  • Consult A Nutritionist Or Dietician For Detail Personalized Diet Advice

Dietary Advice for Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)


  • Use Less Oil For Preparing Food.
  • Use Half Litre Of Oil Per Person Per Month
  • Use Two Types Of Oils For Cooking Instead Of Using Single Oil E.G. Groundnut Oil And Soyabean Oil
  • Avoid Extra Salt, In The Form Of Pickles, Papad Etc.
  • Reduce Mutton Intake
  • Avoid Full Fat Milk, Cream Etc.
  • Avoid Organ Meats Like Brain, Kidney, Liver, Heart
  • Avoid Crabs And Prawns

Take More Of

  • Take More Of Vegetable, Fruits In Your Diet
  • Use 2 Pearls Of Raw Garlic Everyday Or Use More Garlic In Cooking
  • If You Are Non Vegetarian, Fish Is Good For Health, Should Be Consumed Twice A Week
  • Chicken Can Be Consumed Once Or Twice A Week In Limited Quantities
  • Take White Of An Egg Than Whole Egg.
  • Take Toned Milk Or Skimmed Milk

Investigations of Ischemic Heart Disease (Ischemic Cardiomyopathy)

  • Mri, Ecg, Echocardiogram
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