Ischemia in medical Latin means simply lack of oxygen. Ischemic heart disease is a condition where the heart muscle has a lack of oxygen under circumstances that are normal for healthy people. The heart muscle for lack of oxygen responds with severe pain (angina pectoris), which in Latin is nothing more than a "chest pain". Angina pectoris is one of the main symptoms of myocardial infarction , but the pain is also known by top health athletes. Everyone can try it in an intense run until aerobic exhaustion. If heart pain comes to rest or just a little strain, the culprit is usually occlusion of coronary arteries - coronary atherosclerosis , coronary heart disease .
The use of adaptogens and ginseng in natural treatment and prevention of ischemic heart disease, together with atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction, is described in more detail on the page on the prevention and treatment of heart disease .