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Causes of myocardial ischaemia include:

  • coronary artery stenosis
  • left ventricular hypertrophy in aortic stenosis
  • aortic regurgitation may result in myocardial ischaemia
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • in some cases dilated cardiomyopathy may cause myocardial ischaemia
  • anaemia - this is rarely a cause of myocardial ischaemia but may be an exacerbating factor
  • carbon monoxide poisoning

Last reviewed 01/2018