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Coronary (Ischaemic) Heart Disease

24 Jan 2012
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OVERVIEW

Ischaemic heart disease is a condition where there is reduced blood supply (ischaemia) to the heart due to plaque build-up in arteries that results in sudden narrowing or closure of coronary arteries.

 

VIDEOS

 

 

http://video.healthination.com/hn/heart-disease/what-is-coronary-artery-disease-cad-overview.html

 

RESOURCES & SUPPORT

Local

Heart Foundation (http://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/programmes-resources)

 

International

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronary-heart-disease/pages/introduction.aspx

 

RESEARCH

Journal of the American Medical Association (http://jama.ama-assn.org/)

British Medical Journal (http://www.bmj.com)

 

FORUMS

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Heart-Disease/show/72

 

DISCLAIMER

The information above is of a general nature and is designed to provide you with an overview of the topic, with links to local and international resources that may be of interest.  We do our best to ensure that this information is accurate and up to date.

You should always, however, seek specific professional medical advice, treatment and care appropriate to you, and as such we strongly recommend you consult with your general practitioner first.

 

Updated January 2012