Ischemic Heart Disease Symptoms
Ischemic cardiomyopathy (IR) is a condition in which your heart muscle weakens as a result of myocardial infarction or coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease narrows the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. When you develop Ischemic cardiomyopathy, the left ventricle will probably enlarge, dilate, and weaken. Narrowed arteries cannot provide the blood needed to reach the heart muscle, and inhibits the ability of your heart to pump blood, which can cause heart failure.
Your doctor determines your treatment plan, depending upon how much damage your heart suffers. A combination of lifestyle changes, medications, surgery, or other procedures may be recommended. Choosing a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce the risk of complications and reduce the chances of you developing Ischemic cardiomyopathy.
If your coronary arteries are narrowed, it might not provide enough oxygen-containing blood to your heart, especially while exercising. First, a decrease in blood flow cannot cause symptoms of coronary arteries. However, if the plaque continues to accumulate in your coronary arteries, you may experience signs and symptoms of coronary heart disease, including: