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what can be the consequences a small area of ischemia at the apex of the heart?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Angina and MI: If you really have ischemia at the apex, there may be no consequences if it's chronic. Over-exertion could potentially cause angina. If it's unstable, a heart attack (mi) could result. But be aware that shifting soft tissue on nuclear stress testing often leads to a reading of "a small area of apical ischemia" which is a false positive due to technical issues. Is your "ischemia" confirmed by cath?

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