Ischemic heart disease


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) refers to the condition of inadequate blood supply to the myocardium. It is also commonly referred to as coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease. Each year about 600,000 Americans have their first myocardial infarction (MI) with more than 300,000 experiencing a subsequent event [1]. In 2010, the total number of people affected by IHD was estimated to be 17 million [2]. While deaths from IHD have declined since 2000, it remains the leading killer of both men and women [3, 4]. In addition to the loss of life, IHD has a large financial impact. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute estimates a loss of 177 billion dollars in 2010 including loss of productivity [1].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Viera, AJ; Rietz, A

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Book Title

  • Family Medicine: Principles and Practice

Start / End Page

  • 973 - 981

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319044132

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-04414-9_83

Citation Source

  • Scopus