Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease

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Ischemic colitis is a sudden swelling (inflammation) of part of the large intestine (colon) that occurs when there is a temporary loss of, or reduction in, blood flow to the colon.

Alternative Names

Colonic ischemia

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Ischemic colitis mainly affects people over 50. Many of them have a history of peripheral vascular disease.

Other risk factors include:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Blockage of the large bowel
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • D...
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