Silent Ischemia and Ischemic Heart Disease
Ischemia is a condition in which the blood flow is restricted/ reduced in a part of the body. Cardiac ischemia is a condition in where there is decreased blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle. People have ischemia without pain silent ischemia. They may have a heart attack with no prior warning. People with angina pectoris also may have undiagnosed episodes of silent ischemia. In addition to this, people who have had previous heart attacks or those with diabetes are at a higher risk of silent ischemia.