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The prognosis of patients with acute ischemic bowel is always poor because tissue death tends to occur frequently prior to a surgical operation, notes Healthline. A chronic ischemic bowel tends to reoccur if a patient fa... More »

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Ischemic bowel disease, also known as ischemic colitis, is a condition in which part of the intestines dies because of lack of blood supply, Medline Plus says. It is a serious condition that requires immediate treatment. More »

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Ischemic bowel disease is caused by reduced blood flow to the intestines due to blockages, narrowing of arteries due to atherosclerosis, or obstructions in the colon, notes New York University Langone Medical Center. It ... More »

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