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what is apical thinning artifact

A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Scan: I assume This is a nuclear cardiac stress test and if so, is consistent with scarred heart muscle possibly related to coronary artery blockages and o ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It means that there: was a slight abnormality on the nuclear images of the test which the reader interprets as most likely related to things unassociated with your heart o ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Perfusion defect: If stress test done with chemical, the probably not artifact.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Emdur
Specializes in Family Medicine
Myocardial ischemia: Ischemia in a 36 year old is serious. Have you seen a cardiologist? What kind of stress test did you have done? Do you have chest pain?
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Location& blood flow: It depends. S the ischemia reverisble or irreversible? Was it detected on a nuclear stress test? Assume it's reversible as seen in a nuclear stress te ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amit Uppal
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends : would need to hear the detailed report to be sure but this usually refers to evidence that someone had TB in the past and it has left a scar. If you ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Complicated: You have a complicated problem. The issue is to do a cath or no cath. Why was the study done? Do you have angina or its equivalent? Did you walk on a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jagdish Mishra
37 years experience Cardiology
Concerning: How old are you? You need an echocardiography to see your heart or a stress test with imaging (nuclear stress test) for further evaluation. Pl get to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypokinesis: Hypokinesis on a cardiac echo refers to a less than expected contraction of the heart muscle. This is often seen due to damage of an area of the heart ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peder Horner
18 years experience Interventional Radiology
Scar vs. Atelectasis: "bibasilar linear opacity" is a term used by radiologists to describe thin lines seen in the bases of both lungs. The typical cause for this are benig ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
28 years experience Radiology
Follow up further: Apical Lordotic view refers to the the positioning of the x-ray beam coming from in front of your chest to the film behind you. Heart not enlarged is ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Your doctor is : probably worried that you might have tuberculosis; either active, or chronic with scarring. Since you live in Philippines where TB is endemic, any abn ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
During: Exercise it stress. The blood flow to your heart is decreased. Then at rest the blood flow is normal. So you need to follow with your PCP and set u ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Complex Question.: We need to see the echocardiogram report & go over any symptoms that you might be experiencing in order to interpret the echocardiogram IN CONTEXT ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Previous healing: It sounds like you probably had an earlier long infection and now the calcification and blunting of the cardiopulmonary angle a result of a previous l ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
LVH.: This findings means that the entire left ventricle is a little bit thickened. The muscle layer of the left ventricle can be thickened in people who h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say.: These are somewhat nebulous findings. The suspicious densities in the R apex are concerning for an infectious process given your young age and your ge ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't worry too much: This means there is an area in the upper lung looks possibly abnormal, but additional views of the area are needed to clarify the situation. The addi ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Many reasons: The pleura thicken for many reasons but most often due to infection or inflammation in the past. That includes many forms of bacteria and virus. The ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
38 years experience Radiology
Many things: Could be old scarring from prior infection, could be acute tuberculosis, could be cancer. I don't have enough information to go further. Why was the x ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
46 years experience Cardiology
Needs evaluation: Non specific findings. The cardiomegaly needs to be followed up and the reason for it and whether it is truly present need to be determeind. The ath ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Perfusion scan: Sparse info given.I assume this is part of a nuclear cardiac study ;an aneurysm of the myocardium is always serious,never "mild";ask the ordering or r ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
Heart Attack: Myocardial infarction is the medical name for a heart attack. Antero-septal refers to a region of the heart. An asmi (antero-septal myocardial infarct ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.....: It depends on the age , Medical hx, symptom and sign for which the test was done. It can affect brain function, cause neuropathy, palsy.......
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