DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for ischemic heart disease

Ischemic heart disease [DOID:3394]

Thrombosis (Greek: θρόμβωσις) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus; Greek: θρόμβος) inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system. When a blood vessel is injured, the body uses platelets (thrombocytes) and fibrin to form a blood clot to prevent blood loss. Alternatively, even when a blood vessel is not injured, blood clots may form in the body if the proper conditions present themselves. If the clotting is too severe and the clot breaks free, the traveling clot is now known as an embolus.

Synonyms:  ischemic heart disease,  DOID:3394,  ischemic heart disorder,  ischemic heart syndrome,  chronic myocardial ischaemia ...