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What is septal and apical and hows it treated

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Septal ischemia: It is suggestive of you have high likelihood of having coronary artery disease (block in heart artery). Management (medical therapy vs invasive method... Read More
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Ischemia...: Although people have varying coronary anatomy, the septum and apex are most commonly supplied by the left anterior descending (lad) artery. Usually i... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Arterial blockage.: Ischemia in areas of the heart, as you have related, infers that the arteries that feed these parts of the heart are narrowed such that blood flow thr... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Nuclear images: Apical defects on perfusion scans can be left anterior descending disease or can sometimes be false positive. If the patient has no symptoms then diet... Read More
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Ischemia...: Most hearts have physiologic apical thinning which can sometimes be misinterpreted on nuclear stress test images. In addition, stress test images in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francesco Rotatori
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Cardiology needed: It seems to be a mild problem and probably nothing more needs to be done. However, this should be discussed with a cardiologist, because, in the right... Read More
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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You should have: a followup visit with the cardiologist that ordered this study. Best if you follow his/her recommendations for diagnosis and treatment given the comp... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 12 years experience
A few: Assuming no medication side effects and normal vital signs in addition to no comorbidities that may play into this- daily aspirin, a beta blocker, sta... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
Stress test abnormal: It appears there is a narrowing in an artery feeding the part of the heart described in the report
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
The tests do not “see” the same things., Stress echo is very operator dependent. Or the segments see on echo are not big enough to show up on nucle... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Perfusion defect: If stress test done with chemical, the probably not artifact.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
How old is he?: We need more history. Was he symptomatic / or a casual observation. Apical hypokinesis is decresed participation of apex of heart in the contractile f... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Hand on Lt chest: Lt 5th intercostal space 1/2 inch inside the MCL.

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