U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
MO
A 61-year-old female asked:

Equivocal anterior wall small area of reversible ischemia; artifact is also possible, ef maintained at 64%. what does this mean?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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 treadmill? If you achieved 10 mets, your prognosis is excellent without intervention. With no sx, I usually repeat the test in 4-6 months. If high risk factors are present and renal function is nl, cath is low risk and will clear the air.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jul 26, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.