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Are there symptoms to ischemia?

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Ischemia doesn't always have symptoms. Some people have silent ischemia in the heart or brain. This is when you have ischemia, but no pain or any other signs or symptoms. It can lead to a heart attack or stroke that seems to come out of the blue.

If you do get symptoms, they vary based on where you have ischemia. If you think you might have it, get medical help right away.

From: What Is Ischemia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: “How Lungs Work.”

KidsHealth: “Heart and Circulatory System.”

Vascular Disease Foundation: “Focus on Ischemia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Myocardial Ischemia,” “Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD),” “Intestinal Ischemia,” “Stroke,” “Stress Management.”

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association: “Ischemic Strokes (Clots).”

American Heart Association: “Silent Ischemia and Ischemic Heart Disease,” “Understanding Your Risks to Prevent a Heart Attack.”

Texas Heart Institute: “Silent Ischemia.”

UC Davis Vascular Center: “Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI).”

NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Peripheral Artery Disease.”

American Stroke Association, Stroke Connection: “Healthy People and ‘Silent Strokes.’”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Cerebral Ischemia.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 4, 2019

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: “How Lungs Work.”

KidsHealth: “Heart and Circulatory System.”

Vascular Disease Foundation: “Focus on Ischemia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Myocardial Ischemia,” “Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD),” “Intestinal Ischemia,” “Stroke,” “Stress Management.”

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association: “Ischemic Strokes (Clots).”

American Heart Association: “Silent Ischemia and Ischemic Heart Disease,” “Understanding Your Risks to Prevent a Heart Attack.”

Texas Heart Institute: “Silent Ischemia.”

UC Davis Vascular Center: “Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI).”

NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Peripheral Artery Disease.”

American Stroke Association, Stroke Connection: “Healthy People and ‘Silent Strokes.’”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Cerebral Ischemia.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 4, 2019

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