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A 40-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if the ecg showed signs of ischemia in the postural valve?

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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Lack of blood flow: First to clarify: there's no such thing as the "postural valve." ekgs can show signs of ischemia in certain regions of the heart muscle, which means there could be a lack of blood flow to those areas, often caused by clogged arteries.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Posterior wall?: You probably meant to say posterior wall, instead of posterior valve. But it probably means there is a blockage in the coronary artery that is feeding the posterior wall of your heart. This can be confirmed with a coronary angiogram and potentially fixed with coronary angioplasty and stent placement or else coronary bypass surgery.
Last updated Dec 15, 2014


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