Author | Tera D. Moore, PharmD


Silent Myocardial Ischemia: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis

February 01, 2009

Silent myocardial ischemia (SMI)- objective documented ischemia in the absence of chest discomfort or other anginal equivalents-is a major component of the total ischemic burden for patients with ischemic heart disease.1 In the United States, an estimated 2 to 3 million persons with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) have evidence of silent ischemia. 2