Ischemic Heart Disease

Definition:

Also know as coronary artery disease, it includes a group of diseases that includes stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death. It makes patients more susceptible to heart failure.

Prevention:

To help decrease the risk of heart failure, patients should avoid smoking and excessive alcohol. Patients should also exercise and eat well.

Links to authorities:

State Public Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs

Vaccinations:

Influenza (yearly) and pneumococcal