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What is the significance of anteroseptal ischemia?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 39 years experience
Blocked Coronary: Anteroseptal ischemia sounds like a report from a stress test performed with imaging. This is a noninvasive tests which suggests blockage of the left anterior descending coronary artery.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Unhappy heart: The anterior wall is the front septum is the wall between ventricles that part of the heart is not getting adequate coronary blood flow. Usually left anterior descending artery blockage.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the significance of ischemia?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: Ischemia implies insufficient blood flow. Myocardial (heart) ischemia is usually due to plaque obstructing blood flow. It can also be due to coronary artery spasm (especially in smokers). Ischemia often causes chest pains but can be painless (silent ischemia). Medical therapy is preferred to control risk factors. Invasive therapy such as angioplasty or bypass surgery is for unstable patients.
Last updated Jun 10, 2019

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